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UK lawyers tend to believe that the legal profession should self-regulate its use of AI, a survey suggests. A survey commissioned by Thomson Reuters found that 48 per cent of lawyers in UK firms and 50 per cent of UK in-house lawyers support self-regulation, with 36 per cent of lawyers in firms and

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A sex offender has been banned from using generative AI tools in what is believed to be the first restriction of its kind in England and Wales. Anthony Dover, 48, has been ordered not to "use, visit or access... AI creating tools", including the image generation software Stable Diffusion, as part of

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Edinburgh Law School’s Professor Burkhard Schafer is participating in a 10-month project led by the University of Strathclyde that aims to help researchers and their institutions make informed decisions on how they use generative AI. The project has received £100,000 in funding from REPH

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Digital watermarks combined with AI will speed up the resolution of legal cases about copyright infringements, a new study says. The technology would enhance the assessment of data about potential breaches and make it easier for lawsuits to be be brought. It will also lead to more evidence being ava

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The Supreme Court has upheld decisions rejecting an attempt to allow AI to be named an inventor on a patent application. Dr Stephen Thaler had tried to have his AI, named Dabus, recognised as the inventor of a food container and a flashing light beacon.

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Judges can use generative AI technology like ChatGPT to assist in producing judgments but should not use them for legal research, landmark new guidance in England and Wales sets out. The new judicial guidance on AI states: "Judges are not generally obliged to describe the research or preparatory wor

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The European Union has recorded a major milestone on the road to establishing the world's first comprehensive legal framework to regulate artificial intelligence (AI) technology. Following lengthy negotiations, the European Parliament and Council on Saturday reached a political agreement on the AI A

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Professor Daniel Katz, a leading US technologist and lecturer at Illinois Tech - Chicago Kent College of Law, will address a CMS event next week focused on developments in AI and its impact on commercial contract lawyers. Commercial Contracts and AI: Grasping the Opportunities is an online event tak

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Callum Sinclair, Ishbel MacPherson and Michael Horowitz discuss the latest in AI regulation following a major summit. A UK diplomatic success was announced on 1 November 2023 at Bletchley Park, the birthplace of modern computation, with the signing of the Bletchley Declaration, and the first interna

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A Court of Appeal judge has endorsed the use of ChatGPT but sounded a note of caution on using AI in areas beyond one's expertise. Lord Justice Birss admitted to incorporating content generated by the AI chatbot into a judgment. He described it as "jolly useful" for providing a concise summary of a

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A proposed class-action lawsuit brought by three artists against three developers of image-generating AI technology has narrowly avoided being thrown out by a US federal judge. Sarah Andersen, Kelly McKernan and Karla Ortiz launched the landmark proceedings against Stability AI, Midjourney, and Devi

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A global "AI revolution" is imminent, threatening jobs in the professional sectors such as law, medicine and finance, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has warned. The influential body cites highly skilled occupations as the most susceptible to AI-fuelled automation,

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A senior judge has said that despite advances in AI technology, it is unlikely to replace human beings in judicial decision-making in complex, personal cases but could provide solutions for certain types of civil disputes. Master of the Rolls Sir Geoffrey Vos predicted that AI was likely to make dec

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The European Union (EU) has moved significantly closer to adopting laws regulating artificial intelligence. The European Parliament has approved regulations meant to set a worldwide benchmark for the technology, which covers a broad spectrum from automated medical diagnoses to certain types of drone

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Artificial intelligence is changing how we live and work. Generative AI is able to produce written texts and many other types of content, including soon perhaps legal documents. Could such AI be used to deliver justice more quickly and cheaply than lawyers and judges? What safeguards should there be

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