Home / Insight / Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

Go to International

Welcome to our Artificial Intelligence CMS Insights section, which provides some hot topics from CMS about artificial intelligence (AI).

AI opportunities and risks

AI is opening up transformational opportunities in all areas of human activity, but at the same time poses unique risks for companies, governments and society as a whole. These opportunities and legal risks present a wide range of ethical, legal and regulatory challenges. The scope, speed and nature of the response to these challenges, will have a significant impact on the success of AI in contributing to prosperity in a manner that balances human well-being and economic growth.

Questions related to AI

There are many questions that relate to AI including what is artificial intelligence? What is the future of AI? How can AI be used? Are there any limitations to AI innovation? Could AI be used for modelling credit risk and who legally owns the intellectual property rights for something created by AI? Artificial intelligence from a legal perspective includes interesting debates about who is at fault if AI systems fail or cause damage, there is a question of liability for the results of AI decision making and reasoning.

CMS - the first choice for all legal services related to AI and technology 

At CMS we are keen to stimulate the AI legal debate and to help provide guidance to our clients. CMS has a long history of advising companies large and small to leverage the benefits of new technology whilst limiting the possible legal risks. CMS as a future facing law firm is regarded by many companies as their first choice for all legal services related to AI and legal technology advice. To find out more about our expertise in Technology, Media & Telecommunications and how we can help please visit our dedicated section about TMT - Technology, Media & Telecommunications.

Feed

01/09/2023
AI in financial services – Autumn 2023 update
Over the course of 2023, artificial intelligence (“AI”) has continued to rise up the regulatory and business agenda. Ahead of several important policy announcements in Autumn/Winter 2023, we have...
23/08/2023
The use of generative AI in litigation: future implications and potential...
Reproduced from Practical Law with the permission of the publishers. For further information visit www.prac­tic­allaw.com. In this article, Rebecca Byczok and Reeve Boyd from CMS’ Finance Disputes team...
14/04/2023
Managing AI: What Businesses Should Know about the proposed ISO Standard
IntroductionThe International Organisation for Standardisation (“ISO”) has published a draft international standard on AI management systems, ISO 42001 (the “AI MSS”). The draft AI MSS is designed...
28/03/2023
European Parliament and Council ready to start negotiations on EU Data...
In February 2022 the European Commission presented its proposal for the EU Data Act, which – if adopted - will introduce a far-reaching legal regime on access to and use of non-personal data in the...
08/11/2022
Managing AI Risks effectively: a North American perspective
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”), the U.S. government agency, has recently published the second draft of its AI Risk Management Framework (the “Framework”) accompanied...
22/09/2022
AI patent examination guidlines released by UK Intellectual Property Office
AI patent examination guidelines have now been released by the UK Intellectual Property Office and provide extremely useful guidance for patent stakeholders. The examination guidelines are available at...
02/08/2022
UK Government sets out proposals for a new AI Rulebook
On the 18th July 2022, the UK Government published a policy paper titled ‘Establishing a pro-innovation approach to regulating AI’ (the “Paper”). Instead of giving responsibility for AI governance...
28/07/2022
Governance of AI by organisations: Do's and Don'ts explained in new ISO...
In April 2022 the International Standards Organisation (“ISO”) issued a new standard ISO 38507, titled “Governance implications of the use of artificial intelligence by organizations” (“ISO...
14/07/2022
EPO refuses patent application with machine inventor
The EPO Board of Appeal have published their written decision in case J 8/20 in relation to the AI machine DABUS, finding that a machine cannot be an inventor for the purposes of applying for patents...
07/07/2022
Complying with future AI regulations in Europe: capAI
Experts at the Universities of Oxford and Bologna have recently launched capAI, an assessment procedure for AI systems which aims to assess them in line with the EU’s proposed Artificial Intelligence...
25/05/2022
AI, machine learning & big data laws and regulations 2022
The United Kingdom has an ambition to become the world’s leader in Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology and policy and AI is increasingly being adopted across a wide variety of sectors including...
19/05/2022
America's gold standard on AI bias
Managing AI bias The EU may want to create a global standard for AI through regulation, but new guidance from the U.S. could make “trust­worthy” AI a reality a lot sooner. In a significant new report...