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Ground breaking arbitration rules for digital disputes released

September 21, 2021

In April 2021 the UK Jurisdiction Taskforce (UKJT) published its Digital Dispute Resolution Rules (the Rules), a revolutionary set of arbitration rules designed to provide a framework to govern disputes relating to disruptive novel technologies, such as cryptoassets, smart contracts, and distributed ledger technology (DLT) applications, e.g., blockchain or ethereum. It is an important step in a series of recent Government’s efforts to strengthen the digital credentials of the UK legal sector and showcase its readiness to embrace disruptive technologies, with the aim of making the UK the jurisdiction of choice for innovative businesses and cutting-edge transactions.

Rise of the machines: Federal Court of Australia holds that artificial intelligence can be a patent ‘inventor’

September 21, 2021

t is not often that one reads a decision which raises not only complex and interesting issues of the correct interpretation of Australian patent legislation, but also calls upon the reader to consider existential and philosophical questions regarding the Promethean role of technology in modern society. But that is just what his Honour Justice Beach has done in a recent judgment that a patent applicant can name as the inventor, not a human person, but an artificial intelligence (AI) system.

EU proposes new Artificial Intelligence Regulation

April 22, 2021

On April 21, 2021, the EU Commission adopted a proposal for a regulation (the AI Regulation) on “artificial intelligence systems” (AI systems), which it describes as “the first ever legal framework on AI.”

Algorithmic decision-making and the UK ICO's Guidance on AI

September 08, 2020

Algorithmic decision-making has been in the news of late. From Ofqual’s downgrading of students’ A-level results to the complaint lodged by None of Your Business’ against the credit rating agency CRIF for failing (amongst other things) to be transparent about the reasons why a particular applicant had been given a negative rating.