Law firms risk claims without safeguards for generative AI – Legal Futures

Posted August 7th, 2023 in artificial intelligence, law firms, negligence, news, solicitors by tracey

‘Law firms must either introduce “safeguards that include human oversight” to authenticate AI-generated content or “expect an increased exposure” to negligence claims, a leading law firm has warned.’

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Legal Futures, 7th August 2023

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

UK spy agencies want to relax ‘burdensome’ laws on AI data use – The Guardian

‘The UK intelligence agencies are lobbying the government to weaken surveillance laws they argue place a “burdensome” limit on their ability to train artificial intelligence models with large amounts of personal data.’

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The Guardian, 1st August 2023

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Speech by the Master of the Rolls to the Bar Council of England and Wales – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted July 19th, 2023 in artificial intelligence, barristers, computer programs, judges, news, speeches by tracey

‘Speech by the Master of the Rolls to the Bar Council of England and Wales.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 18th July 2023

Source: www.judiciary.uk

Internet Watch Foundation confirms first AI-generated child sex abuse images – The Independent

‘Tackling the threat from artificially generated images of child sex abuse must be a priority at the UK-hosted global AI summit this year, an internet safety organisation warned as it published its first data on the subject.’

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The Independent, 18th July 2023

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AI could worsen epidemic of child sexual abuse, warns UK crime agency – The Guardian

Posted July 18th, 2023 in artificial intelligence, child abuse, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘Artificial intelligence could further fuel an epidemic of child sexual abuse, Britain’s top law enforcement agency has warned, as it said that one in every 50 men pose a risk to children.’

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The Guardian, 18th July 2023

Source: www.theguardian.com

Susskind: AI could crack the problem of unmet legal need – Legal Futures

Posted July 14th, 2023 in artificial intelligence, Law Society, legal services, news by sally

‘Artificial intelligence (AI) will open up the world of legal services to a new generation of consumers by helping them work out how lawyers can help with their problems, according to Professor Richard Susskind.’

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Legal Futures, 13th July 2023

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

LSB bids to reduce regulatory barriers to tech adoption – Legal Futures

‘Regulators need to bring down the barriers to technology adoption and innovation in the interests of reducing unmet legal need, the Legal Services Board has said.’

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Legal Futures, 12th July 2023

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

“AI won’t replace lawyers – so long as they embrace it,” says top City firm – Legal Futures

‘Generative artificial intelligence (AI) will not replace lawyers, but lawyers who use it will replace those who do not, the head of lawtech at a leading City law firm has predicted.’

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Legal Futures, 6th July 2023

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

News focus: How not to regulate artificial intelligence – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 21st, 2023 in artificial intelligence, consultations, EC law, news, regulations by tracey

‘The EU is adopting a prescriptive approach to policing artificial intelligence, aiming to “set the tone worldwide”. But lawyers point to the downsides of a detailed legal framework.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 18th June 2023

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

MR: Regulators and courts need to control use of ChatGPT in litigation – Legal Futures

‘Legal regulators and the courts may need to control “whether and in what circumstances and for what purposes” lawyers can use artificial intelligence (AI) systems like ChatGPT in litigation, the Master of the Rolls has said.’

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Legal Futures, 19th June 2023

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Speech by the Master of the Rolls to the Law Society of Scotland – Courts & Tribunals Judiciary

‘Law and Technology Conference Online lecture, Wednesday 14 June 2023.’

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Courts & Tribunals Judiciary, 14th June 2023

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Is A.I. Coming for the Lawyers? – Law Pod UK

Posted May 23rd, 2023 in artificial intelligence, legal profession, news, podcasts by sally

‘Professor Richard Susskind, advisor to the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, has been alerting the legal profession to the advance of technology since the 1990s.’

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Law Pod UK, 22nd May 2023

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Google representative action on behalf of 1.6m people struck out – Legal Futures

‘The High Court has struck out a representative action brought on behalf of 1.6m people who claimed Google and DeepMind Technologies misused their medical records.’

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Legal Futures, 22nd May 2023

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

CMA launches initial review of artificial intelligence models – Competition and Markets Authority

Posted May 4th, 2023 in artificial intelligence, competition, consumer protection, news by tracey

‘The CMA is opening an initial review of competition and consumer protection considerations in the development and use of AI foundation models.’

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Competition and Markets Authority, 4th May 2023

Source: www.gov.uk

What Could Artificial Intelligence Mean For Human Rights? – Each Other

‘If you have not heard of artificial intelligence (AI), you most likely will have heard of the likes of facial recognition and online chatbots, both of which use it. While AI has the potential to help solve societal challenges, there has been a mass call for global regulation to ensure it is used in responsible and inclusive ways. In May, the European Parliament will vote on the AI Act, which will set out to regulate AI technologies in order to protect human rights. In an open letter to members of the parliament’s leading committees, civic organisations including Amnesty International have called for the following to be prohibited: automated risk assessments and profiling systems; predictive analytical systems used to interdict, curtail and prevent migration; and “deception detectors” and remote biometric identification cards (RBI) in the context of migration and border management.’

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Each Other, 27th April 2023

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Law firm to “harness power of ChatGPT” for clinical negligence cases – Legal Futures

‘The biggest specialist personal injury firm in the country is working on ways to harness the power of technology related to ChatGPT to help it handle medical negligence claims.’

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Legal Futures, 11th April 2023

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UK watchdog warns chatbot developers over data protection laws – The Guardian

Posted April 4th, 2023 in artificial intelligence, data protection, internet, news by sally

‘Britain’s data watchdog has issued a warning to tech firms about the use of people’s personal information to develop chatbots after concerns that the underlying technology is trained on large quantities of unfiltered material scraped from the web.’

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The Guardian, 3rd April 2023

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Ask me anything – Allen & Overy adopts ChatGPT-style legal AI tool – Legal Futures

Posted February 16th, 2023 in artificial intelligence, law firms, legal services, news by sally

‘Global law firm Allen & Overy (A&O) has become the first law firm to adopt an artificial intelligence (AI) assistant similar to ChatGPT to help speed up the work of more than 3,500 lawyers, which could save the firm millions of pounds.’

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Legal Futures, 16th February 2023

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

LawtechUK: Regulatory risks of AI “inhibiting law firm adoption” – Legal Futures

‘Hesitation about adopting artificial intelligence (AI) by law firms nervous of the risks presented by a regulatory grey area is causing a bottleneck that needs to be cleared, according to LawtechUK.’

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Legal Futures, 18th January 2023

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

What the UK’s six AI principles mean for financial services – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 6th, 2023 in artificial intelligence, financial regulation, news by tracey

‘Financial services firms can take steps now to prepare for the planned introduction of a new system of regulation for artificial intelligence (AI) systems in the UK.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 5th January 2023

Source: www.pinsentmasons.com