Artificial Intelligence (AI) – Your legal experts
AI has been all over the headlines in recent months with growing usage in the workplace. Generative AI can already produce written content, images and music which is often extremely impressive, if not yet perfect – and it is increasingly obvious that in the very near future, AI’s capabilities will revolutionise the way we work and live our lives.
What are the legal implications of AI?
The rapid development and uptake of AI has taken place against a backdrop of legal uncertainty, with many potential legal and regulatory issues arising from its use. Employers are quickly finding themselves addressing AI usage in the workplace whilst balancing concerns that AI will replace jobs across industries.
In relation to generative AI, questions include the extent to which the creation and use of AI models is consistent with the rights of those whose creative works have been used to ‘train’ the models. Litigation has commenced in the US and in the UK which may provide some clarity on the legality of AI image generation tools. But the question to consider at the outset is this: how exactly do these tools work and how does the law apply to the content they create.
How can we help?
Creativity, technology and innovation are at the heart of everything we do at Lewis Silkin. Our team of experienced lawyers is well-equipped to navigate the legal complexities and global implications of the rapidly evolving AI landscape.
From startups to multinational corporations, we provide tailored legal solutions to the legal challenges posed by AI technology. We advise on a wide range of matters, including including workplace usage policies, algorithmic discrimination, ethics, privacy issues surrounding data sources, AI regulation, IP including disputes on ownership issues, copyright and infringement.
Our legal experts have produced a series of insightful articles on AI:
- AI in the workplace
- CMA announces review of AI market
- UK Government adopts “Pro-Innovation” regulatory approach in new AI White Paper
- AI 101: How do AI tools work and why are lawsuits being raised?
- AI 101: Who owns the output of generative AI?
- AI 101: What are the infringement risks of using AI-generated works?
- AI 101: The Regulatory Framework
- AI 101: What are the key data privacy risks and rewards for this new tech?
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In House Data Club: ArtificiaI Intelligence – Realising the Rewards and Risks24 May 2023
AI promises to revolutionise the way we live and do business. As one pioneer in the field observed: “Just as electricity led to many new innovations, AI will fuel tens of thousands of new applications.”
AI in the workplace: mind the regulatory gap?27 April 2023
The world of work looks set to be revolutionised by AI technology, with recent research suggesting that up to 300 million full time jobs globally could become automated. Yet strong voices of caution are sounding about the pace of change. Are legislatures stepping up to fill the regulatory gap? And what are the considerations for employers looking to step in and codify employees’ use of new technology themselves?
AI 101: What are the key data privacy risks and rewards for this new tech?23 February 2023
This is the fifth article in our “AI 101” series, where the team at Lewis Silkin will unravel the legal issues involved in the development and use of AI text and image generation tools.
AI 101: The Regulatory Framework20 February 2023
This is the fourth article in our “AI 101” series, where the team at Lewis Silkin unravel the legal issues involved in the development and use of AI text and image generation tools. In the previous article of the series, we looked at the infringement risks of using AI-generated works. In this article, we consider the regulatory framework for AI being proposed by the European Commission and how the UK might follow suit.
AI 101: What are the infringement risks of using AI-generated works?07 February 2023
This is the third article in our “AI 101” series, where the team at Lewis Silkin will unravel the legal issues involved in the development and use of AI text and image generation tools. In the previous article of the series, we considered questions of ownership and authorship when it comes to generating AI works. In this article we consider how those tools might be infringing IP rights and how the users of those tools might find themselves in hot water.
AI 101: Who owns the output of generative AI?02 February 2023
This is the second article in our “AI 101” series, where the team at Lewis Silkin will unravel the legal issues involved in the development and use of AI text and image generation tools. In the first article of the series, we looked at how generative AI tools are trained and why lawsuits have been raised against some of the major AI companies in both the UK and US.