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EU publishes hotly-anticipated AI Ethics Guidelines

Background to and purpose of the Guidelines On 8 April 2019, the EU's High-Level Expert Group (AI HLEG) on Artificial Intelligence (AI) publish...

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Car Wars

In February 2019, the UK government announced that advanced trials of automated vehicles will be taking place on British roads by the end of this year...

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A vision for health-tech – new government policy paper sets out strategy for digital, data and technology use in health and care

On 17 October, 2018, the Department of Health and Social Care published a new technology vision for healthcare.  Building on the Secretary of Sta...

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An agnostic observation on machine-originated works and copyright

By Toby Headdon In the field of copyright law, the concept of authorship has generally been based upon the assumption that the author is a hum...

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Developments in AI regulation – what is happening on the continent?

The European Commission has been working to develop a unified AI Strategy for Europe. So far in 2018, the following initiatives are: 10 April ...

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Artificial Intelligence: impact on employees, employers and the future of work

Rachel Allan, Chris Holder and Vikram Khurana Having already set the scene for the debate and examined the framework for managing the risks posed b...

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Current legal trends in Robotics and Autonomous Systems

As a society, we are beginning to recognise the importance of balancing the regulation of the development and use of RAS technology against allowing e...

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Artificial Intelligence: the evolving legal landscape – and what businesses need to do to comply

So far in our series on AI and the law, we have set the scene for the AI debate, examined some practical risks of applied AI, and set out a possible f...

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Artificial Intelligence: how to manage the risks in applying AI

In this third article of our series on AI and the law, we explore how industry and society typically seeks to manage risks posed by new technologies, ...

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Artificial Intelligence: some practical risks, challenges and limitations in applying AI

In this second article of our series on AI and the law, we set out some of the key risks, challenges and limitations to consider in the practical appl...

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Artificial Intelligence: an introduction to our series on AI and the law

In this post, we introduce a series of articles on artificial intelligence and the law.  We will seek to set out the key legal issues involved in...

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London Tech Week 2017: Connected Autonomous Vehicles event (Full video)

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London Tech Week 2017: Connected Autonomous Vehicles event (highlights)

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Neuro technology and the right to mental privacy

This article was first published on Lexis®PSL Public Law on 13 June 2017. Click for a free trial of Lexis®PSL. Public Law analysis: Acade...

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Insuring Driverless Cars

Chris Holder, Vikram Khurana, Ralph Giles, Robert Fett The Government recently held a consultation on proposals to support Advanced Driver Assistan...

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European Parliament considers regulatory regime for Robotics and AI

On Thursday 12 January 2017, the Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament approved a draft resolution setting out proposed rules and recomme...

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Robotics and law: Key legal and regulatory implications of the robotics age (Part II of II)

This article was first published in Computer Law & Security Review Volume 32, Issue 4, August 2016, Pages 557–576   In the previous e...

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Liability and the Tesla incident

Chris Holder, Vikram Khurana, Ralph Giles The tragic accident that caused the death of Joshua Brown involving a Tesla Model S vehicle ope...

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Robotics and law: Key legal and regulatory implications of the robotics age (Part I of II)

This article was first published in Computer Law & Security Review, Volume 32, Issue 3, June 2016, Pages 383–402 In this edition, we...

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An introduction to robotics and law

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Tech City News - FutureTech: The end of the world as we know it?

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Rise of the Robot Surgeon

The idea of a robot autonomously diagnosing, caring for or operating on a human being is a fascinating (and possibly frightening) one.  As with o...

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Auto-Automaton: Liability and the Driverless Car

The English prefix auto is derived from the Ancient Greek αὐτo, meaning 'self', 'same' or 'spontaneous'.  Fitti...

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Rabota, roboti: towards a new definition for a new age of robotics

“The robot is going to lose. Not by much. But when the final score is tallied, flesh and blood is going to beat the damn monster.” –...

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RoboLaw – ethical and legal implications of an emerging technology

What is the Robolaw Project? The RoboLaw Project is an EU funded investigation into the ethical and legal issues surrounding the rapidly emerging t...

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