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Jonathan Ebsworth (TechDotPeople) & Roger Bickerstaff (Bird & Bird) Introduction On the evening of January 16th, 2020 a small group gathered at the offices of international law firm Bird & Bird in London for a “Roundtable” discussion to explore and debate the responsible use of artificial intelligence (AI). The key aim of the evening was […]…
Jonathan Ebsworth (TechDotPeople) & Roger Bickerstaff (Bird & Bird) On the evening of January 16th, 2020 a small group gathered at the offices of international law firm Bird & Bird in London for a “Roundtable” discussion to explore and debate the responsible use of artificial intelligence. The key aim of the evening was to explore the range of issues that need to be considered when organisations develop a responsible approach to AI – both in…
There has been a lot of debate recently at international, EU and national levels about how to tax global businesses to ensure that profits are taxed where economic value is created. The focus of these efforts has recently been on the digital economy. At EU level, the European Commission has also been trying to address […]…
There has been a lot of debate recently at international, EU and national levels about how to tax global businesses to ensure that profits are taxed where economic value is created. The focus of these efforts has recently been on the digital economy. At EU level, the European Commission has also been trying to address the tax strategies of multinationals through a proposed harmonised set of rules to tax companies rather than leaving it to…
CES 2020 explores the latest innovations in Tech, AI, IoT, Robotics, Consumer Electronics and much more. More than buzzwords, CES 2020 is home to the latest ideas and developments that will truly change the way we live. From expert panel discussions where senior AI researchers and investors have discussed IoT and anticipatory technology, to trying […]…
Day 1 Summary: 7th January 2020 Delighted to be at CES 2020 exploring the latest innovations in Tech, AI, IoT, Robotics, Consumer Electronics and much more. More than buzzwords, CES 2020 is home to the latest ideas and developments that will truly change the way we live. From expert panel discussions where senior AI researchers and investors have discussed IoT and anticipatory technology, to trying the latest 100% plant based Impossible burger 2.0 it’s all…
The volatile price fluctuations of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ether have attracted huge media and business interest in blockchain technologies.  But there is more to the technologies than recording Bitcoin payment instructions on a public blockchain network. Blockchains are widely regarded as one of the most important technologies of the future, because of the […]…
The volatile price fluctuations of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ether have attracted huge media and business interest in blockchain technologies.  But there is more to the technologies than recording Bitcoin payment instructions on a public blockchain network. Blockchains are widely regarded as one of the most important technologies of the future, because of the benefits that they promise to deliver: greater cost-savings, enhanced security, and data reliability. Cost savings because they cut out the…
As the UK moves glacially towards some form of Brexit, attention shifts towards EU cyber security regulations and the potential impact of Brexit on regulatory compliance of UK headquartered businesses. What follows is based on information provided as part of the No Deal Brexit preparations by the UK Government. In the event of the new withdrawal agreement being fully ratified before Brexit, the UK will continue to operate as if still part of the EU…
“Technological sovereignty” is the buzzword of the incoming European College of Commissioners, where Fintech looks set to be the subject of increasing regulatory scrutiny. The Commission is planning to set up a Fintech unit in early 2020 within the Commission’s department for financial services, known as DG FISMA.  German Commission official, Jan Ceyssens, is expected to head the new unit which will be responsible for drawing up rules on cyber security and crypto assets, as…