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There’s more to blockchain than Bitcoin!

The volatile price fluctuations of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ether have attracted huge media and business interest in blockchain technologies.  But...

Cyber update: what will Brexit mean for NIS and Digital Service Providers?

As the UK moves glacially towards some form of Brexit, attention shifts towards EU cyber security regulations and the potential impact of...

Fintech under increasing scrutiny in push towards achieving EU ‘technological sovereignty’

"Technological sovereignty" is the buzzword of the incoming European College of Commissioners, where Fintech looks set to be the subject of increasing regulatory scrutiny....

A Light Touch Regulatory Framework for AI

Background As the use of Tech becomes more central to our everyday lives the potential need for regulatory controls...

When AI systems cause harm: the application of civil and criminal liability

By Ben Hughes and Russell Williamson "Good morning, Dave." It's fairly safe to say that, in...

Tech industry leader Thierry Breton set to be grilled by MEPs for new role...

The world of business and digital policy making is expected to come together on 14 November to watch the European Parliament Hearings...

Vestager statements provide insights into the EU’s future digital policies

By Francine Cunningham, Senior Public Affairs Manager (Brussels) Very different fates have befallen the candidates for the two most important digital...

Commissioner candidates prepare to be grilled on digital policy priorities

'Technological sovereignty' has become the new buzzword among digital movers and shakers in the EU institutions, as the Commissioner candidates who will oversee digital...

AI in Drug Development: Who’s the inventor?

AI technologies are being rapidly implemented into drug development pathways, and large pharmaceutical companies are collaborating with smaller technology groups and new start-ups to...

AI in the Developing World: a blessing or a curse?

Technological advancements in recent decades have seen developing countries leapfrog stages of growth; by-passing expensive infrastructure investment. Smart phones are a prime example of...

AI in the Courtroom

With the Estonian Ministry of Justice (EMOJ) planning to pilot an AI judicial system later this year, businesses and litigants in person may benefit...

Accountable AI – can the law reduce bias and increase transparency?

Governments are increasingly making use of AI tools to help with decision making, but they face a key challenge: ensuring fairness and maintaining public...

AI and Online Harms: what does the Government’s White Paper mean for the industry?

Earlier this month the Government released the much-anticipated Online Harms White Paper. Jointly authored by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport and the Home...

AI generated content: Why is OpenAI’s new language model “too dangerous to release”?

By Nikhil Vyas, Bird & Bird From personal assistants to customer services, AI that can talk to us is...

40% of Europe’s AI start-ups are missing one thing: AI

In a recent report, London-based venture capital firm MMC was unable to find any evidence of AI use in close to half of the...

EC Expert Group calls for changes to antitrust enforcement in digital markets

By Francine Cunningham, Senior Public Affairs Manager, Bird & Bird and Baptist Vleeshouwers, Associate (Brussels). In these final...

Big Data & Issues & Opportunities: Competition

This fourteenth article in our series on "Big Data & Issues & Opportunities" focuses on the impact of big data on different...

Big Data & Issues & Opportunities: Data Sharing Agreements

The thirteenth article of our series on "Big Data & Issues & Opportunities" provides an overview of data sharing agreements and the...

Big Data & Issues & Opportunities: Data Ownership

The twelfth article of our series on "Big Data & Issues & Opportunities" examines the issues related to data ownership, with a...

Big Data & Issues & Opportunities: Data Sharing Obligations

The eleventh article of our series on "Big Data & Issues & Opportunities" delves into data sharing obligations imposed by different EU...