Artificial Intelligence Law Advisor

News and Commentary on Legal Issues Presented by AI

Adoption of applications powered by artificial intelligence (AI) is skyrocketing. Customer service, operations, and internal company initiatives leveraging AI are prevalent in our lives today. Voice-enabled smart assistants, bot-enabled customer service, autonomous vehicles and machines, and much more. Join us on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm as we organize a panel of in-house and outside counsel working on these issues to learn more about some of these AI applications, how…
The American Health Lawyers Association presents their annual Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute in San Antonio, TX from February 4-6, 2019. The Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute will focus on legal challenges faced by physicians and their counsel, the legal challenges faced by hospitals and health systems and their counsel, and the legal issues of interest to both segments of the health care delivery system. Topic areas covered at this program include physician arrangements, compliance,…
Continuing its push to develop a formal governance framework for artificial intelligence, the European Commission (EC) published draft ethical guidelines for AI in late December of 2018.  Developed by the EC’s so-called “High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence,” the draft proposes ethical guidelines for the development and use of AI systems and technology. The release of these guidelines stems directly from the EC’s AI Declaration in 2018, in which the EC committed to develop a…
Join Chris Ott at the RSA Conference, March 4-8, 2019 in San Francisco, as he presents “Modern hacking investigations in light of Blockchain and AI technology.” Data security is only part of the challenge. Recently, complex cyber crimes have resulted in public indictments and convictions for state-sponsored and criminal hackers. Increasingly, those investigations have touched upon Blockchain and AI technologies. Join veterans of the online cyber wars to discuss how Blockchain and AI technologies…
The FCC recently held a forum on AI and Machine Learning in Washington, DC to showcase how this technology benefits consumers and better understand its impact on the communications marketplace. Spearheaded by Chairman Ajit Pai, the forum brought together leaders in the industry to discuss the impact and promise of AI for communications consumers and the industry as a whole. Noting that this was a forum only for “discussion and demonstration,” Chairman Pai made clear…
The FTC continued its series of public hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century with two days of hearings on November 13-14 focused on “Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, and Predictive Analytics.”  During two days of discussions and testimony panelists generally agreed that new regulations in this area would be premature, and that finding the appropriate framework for transparency, fairness and ethics may require society to consider tradeoffs between competing value sets.…
There is a lot brewing in the wireless industry. DWT and CTIA, the leading organization in the U.S. for the wireless industry, in association with the FCBA and co-sponsored by Trilogy International, have teamed up to provide a seminar that will address a wide range of legal and regulatory issues of interest to wireless industry legal professionals. Join the mid-morning session, IoT and AI – Connected & Smart Everything, to hear industry experts discuss how…
Bot or human? The answer to that question has recently taken on legal consequence in California, when Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill (SB) 1001 on September 28, 2018. SB 1001, which will go into effect on July 1, 2019, prohibits automated online accounts (commonly known as “bots”) from communicating with a person to incentivize that person in California to purchase goods or services, or to influence a vote in an election, unless the “person…
The Trump Administration is continuing steps toward establishing a more formal policy framework around AI, with a particular focus on enhancing additional R&D to ensure continued U.S. competitiveness in global markets.  Following the White House AI summit in May, the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) has begun work to update the 2016 “National Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Strategic Plan” (AI Strategic Plan).  In conjunction with that work on September 26,…
What do you think of when you hear the words AI and Finance? Algorithmic Trading? Digital Assistants? Fraud Detection? AI has substantially impacted the efficiency of many financial services practices and there are bigger and better ways that AI is being implemented to alter traditional methods within banking, securities, credit cards, consumer finance management, insurance, leasing and many more financial industries. On October 17, DWT, in collaboration with Fuse Machines and FinTech Connector, is hosting…