The use of new technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning gives rise to questions of law. Who bears responsibility for the actions of software? Who is entitled to the rights on inventions made by software? How does AI relate to various types of law, such as privacy law, competition law and liability?
Artificial intelligence (AI) stimulates the human mind. In recent decades, it has been the subject of science fiction books and films. Today, however, AI is increasingly becoming reality. Our smartphones and search engines make use of technologies that could qualify as AI. More and more companies, public bodies and research institutions are also experimenting in practice with the use of AI, or have ambitions in that area. The rapid advance of this technology is only expected to increase in the near future, making AI a part of many aspects of our daily lives
In all probability, AI will make life more pleasant and lead to efficiency improvements and cost savings. However, AI also brings challenges, for example in the areas of human rights (discrimination and self-determination, for instance), security, consumer protection, competition and jobs. These challenges are discussed in the first part of this whitepaper.
The use of new technologies like AI and machine learning also gives rise to questions of law on a more detailed level. Who bears responsibility for the actions of software? Who is entitled to the rights on inventions made by software? How does AI relate to privacy law? How can we contribute to the transparency of AI? Questions of this type are answered in the second part of this whitepaper.
Pels Rijcken's innovation team is specialised in answering questions of this type. We advise companies and public bodies that use innovative technologies to improve their processes. In our experience, when the legal aspects of innovation are considered in the earliest stage of an innovation project, the speed of innovation increases.
If you have any questions about this whitepaper or would like to discuss AI's legal implications in your organisation with us, it would be our pleasure to help.