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A consultant at William Fry, an in-house lawyer at OpenAI and a law professor at Trinity College Dublin are among the members of a new advisory council helping to shape the Irish government's approach to artificial intelligence.

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Business law firm Mason Hayes & Curran has published a new legal guide to global regulatory trends and developments in artificial intelligence (AI). The Artificial Intelligence Review covers the EU's AI Act, the first legislative regulation of AI globally, which is expected to pass into law this

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The European Commission has said it is examining whether Microsoft's investment in OpenAI is reviewable under EU merger rules as part of greater scrutiny of competition in the AI industry. The Commission today launched two calls for contributions on competition in virtual worlds and generative AI an

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The UK Supreme Court has upheld decisions rejecting an attempt to allow AI to be named an inventor on a patent application. Dr Stephen Thaler had tried to have his AI, named Dabus, recognised as the inventor of a food container and a flashing light beacon.

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Judges can use generative AI technology like ChatGPT to assist in producing judgments but should not use them for legal research, landmark new guidance in England and Wales sets out. The new judicial guidance on AI states: "Judges are not generally obliged to describe the research or preparatory wor

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The European Union has recorded a major milestone on the road to establishing the world's first comprehensive legal framework to regulate artificial intelligence (AI) technology. Following lengthy negotiations, the European Parliament and Council on Saturday reached a political agreement on the AI A

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Ireland has a unique opportunity to act as an AI gateway between the EU and the US, a summit co-hosted by Matheson and University College Dublin (UCD) has heard. The hybrid conference, which formed part of the Matheson/UCD Leadership Series and was titled Regulating the digital economy — the

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Eversheds Sutherland partner Marie McGinley has been appointed to the firm's new global AI leadership team. Ms McGinley, head of intellectual property, technology and data protection in the firm's Dublin office, will work alongside Nasser Ali Khasawneh, the firm's new global head of AI, and other se

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The US and UK have committed to developing and funding new capabilities to stop the spread of AI-generated images of child abuse. Home Secretary Suella Braverman, alongside US Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, committed to exploring further joint action to tackle the rise of such mater

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Pension professionals are optimistic about the potential for AI in their industry — but would not be comfortable taking financial advice from an AI system, according to a survey by Mason Hayes & Curran. The business law firm surveyed 227 professionals at its recent 'Pensions & AI &mdas

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An English Court of Appeal judge has endorsed the use of ChatGPT but sounded a note of caution on using AI in areas beyond one's expertise. Lord Justice Birss admitted to incorporating content generated by the AI chatbot into a judgment. He described it as "jolly useful" for providing a concise summ

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William Fry LLP yesterday welcomed colleagues and in-house lawyers to its new Cork office for a masterclass in AI law, led by experts from the firm's technology group. The event orbited around the pivotal role in-house lawyers will play in their organisations' implementation of AI technologies and h

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Establishing and implementing good governance is the primary challenge faced by businesses in deploying AI technology, according to a new report from global law firm DLA Piper. The comprehensive research-led report, titled AI Governance: Balancing Policy, Compliance, and Commercial Value, delves in

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DLA Piper has rolled out a new AI-powered tool designed to detect bribery risks within corporations. The Aiscension Bribery service, powered by AI technology from Reveal, is trained by lawyers to detect the key forms of bribery behaviour including the giving or receiving of a bribe, circumventing in

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A proposed class-action lawsuit brought by three artists against three developers of image-generating AI technology has narrowly avoided being thrown out by a US federal judge. Sarah Andersen, Kelly McKernan and Karla Ortiz launched the landmark proceedings against Stability AI, Midjourney, and Devi

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