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EU’s New Plan for Regulating Artificial Intelligence: What US Companies Should Know

On February 19, 2020, the European Union Commission issued a plan for regulating high-risk artificial intelligence (AI) technologies developed or...
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EU’s New Plan for Regulating Artificial Intelligence: What US Companies Should Know

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

First They Wanted Data, Now Cyber Thieves Are After Deep Learning Models: Legal Response Options

Imagine you've spent months developing and deploying a revenue-generating deep neural network model only to discover that an attacker has...
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First They Wanted Data, Now Cyber Thieves Are After Deep Learning Models: Legal Response Options

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...
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Recent Court Decisions Boost the Outlook for Artificial Intelligence Patents

Distributed Artificial Intelligence Systems, Edge Computing, and the Extraterritoriality Doctrine: Testing the Reach of State Privacy Laws

In Patel v. Facebook, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit affirmed a decision...
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Distributed Artificial Intelligence Systems, Edge Computing, and the Extraterritoriality Doctrine: Testing the Reach of State Privacy Laws

Does Illinois’ Artificial Intelligence Video Interview Bill Fully Address Biometric Data Privacy Concerns?

Developers of artificial intelligence-based video interviewing systems promote their technology as one that helps human resource professionals on-board new talent...
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Does Illinois’ Artificial Intelligence Video Interview Bill Fully Address Biometric Data Privacy Concerns?

California Court Agrees With Autonomous Driving Company’s Source Code Misappropriation Claims, Issues Preliminary Injunction

In WeRide Corp. v. Huang et al., the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued an order...
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California Court Agrees With Autonomous Driving Company’s Source Code Misappropriation Claims, Issues Preliminary Injunction

Civil Litigation Discovery Approaches in the Era of Advanced Artificial Intelligence Technologies

For nearly as long as computers have existed, litigators have used software-generated machine output to buttress their cases, and courts...
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Civil Litigation Discovery Approaches in the Era of Advanced Artificial Intelligence Technologies

Congress, States Introduce New Laws for Facial Recognition, Face Data – Part 2

In Part I, new proposed federal and state laws governing the collection, storage, and use of face (biometric) data in...
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Congress, States Introduce New Laws for Facial Recognition, Face Data – Part 2

Congress, States Introduce New Laws for Facial Recognition, Face Data – Part I

Companies developing artificial intelligence-based products and services have been on the lookout for laws and regulations aimed at their technology. ...
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Congress, States Introduce New Laws for Facial Recognition, Face Data – Part I

Advances in artificial intelligence (AI) have come at a time when the world is becoming more complex and interconnected. Many of the advances have had positive impacts, but the surge in AI use worldwide has also caused problems.

The legal services industry—made up of professionals who can make a big impact on the ways AI affects people—is uniquely positioned to help respond to concerns about AI. The industry’s active lawyers, for example, are representing the interests of individuals and companies who market or have been impacted by AI. The industry’s legal technology vendors are improving data-based algorithmic decision systems to help government agencies make better and more transparent decisions. Software companies are creating novel solutions to help law professionals work more efficiently. And law- and policy-makers are passing measures addressing privacy and other stakeholder concerns about AI.

Even so, many others may not fully appreciate what AI is and is not, and what it can and cannot be. If AI’s benefits are to reach all levels of society, its technological underpinnings and legal impacts should be better understood.  That is a challenge embraced by this website.

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Brian Higgins, Esq.