News and Analysis of Artificial Intelligence Technology Legal Issues

Recent News and Analysis

A Look Into the Future of AI Governance

The year 2020 may be remembered for its pernicious pandemic and contentious presidential election. But it also marked a turning point in efforts to regulate artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and the systems that embody them.  State lawmakers in two states joined Illinois in enacting laws directed at AI-generated biometric...

Eliminating Structural Bias in Data-Based Technologies: A Path Forward

As national protests over systemic and structural racism in America continue, community organizers, Black scholars, and others fighting injustice and unequal treatment are once again raising awareness of a long-standing problem lurking within artificial intelligence data-based technologies: bias. The campaign to root out bias–or eliminate biased systems altogether–has been...

Artificial Intelligence, Risk Disclosures, and a New SEC Materiality Test

When Microsoft shared in 2018 that certain “deficiencies” surrounding its artificial intelligence practices could “subject us to competitive harm, legal liability, and brand or reputational harm,” it set the stage for other companies to self-report perceived risks associated with developing, using and producing AI technologies. Disclosing risks–a Securities and...

Recent Court Decisions Boost the Outlook for Artificial Intelligence Patents

Machine learning enthusiasts have long touted the technology’s ability to perform–and sometimes exceed–human mental endeavors, such as identifying objects in images, generating a portrait painting, deciding to grant a loan application, optimizing a route to a destination, and efficiently responding to website visitor or customer queries. In recent years,...