VIDEO - The High Risk of Regulating Artificial Intelligence: What does your company need to prepare for?
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VIDEO – The High Risk of Regulating Artificial Intelligence: What does your company need to prepare for?

The European Commission recently unveiled an Artificial Intelligence (AI) proposal with the aim of setting a ‘global gold standard’ for rules in this cutting-edge sector. Bird & Bird’s International Regulatory & Public Affairs team organized a webinar to give a practical perspective on the new compliance obligations that will apply to developers of AI and users, as well as importers of AI systems.

Feyo Sickinghe, who acted as a moderator, kicked off with an introduction of the Artificial Intelligence Act. Katharine Stephens followed with an overview of the proposal and discussed, among other things, prohibited AI systems, high-risk systems, conformity assessments, transparency requirements, and regulatory oversight. Shima Abbady presented on the interaction with GDPR and data-related regulations. The webinar concluded with a Q&A session between Feyo and Francine Cunningham addressing contentious issues and open questions.

Feyo commented: “The entire webinar was moderated in interview style, resulting in a very interactive session with many questions from the attendees. If you want a webinar to be interactive resulting in almost all attendees staying until the very end, this is the way to go. We are confident that this webinar has raised the firm’s profile as a thought leader in digital regulation and that it will contribute to meaningful client engagements and new business opportunities.

A recording of the webinar can be accessed here.

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Feyo Sickinghe
Feyo Sickinghe
Netherlands
Feyo is Principal Regulatory counsel in Bird & Bird's regulatory team and a member of the Tech & Comms Group in The Hague, where Feyo supports clients in their lobbying activities, drawing on his in-depth business knowledge and extensive experience in TMT and public administration.
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Katharine Stephens
Katharine Stephens
United Kingdom
I am co-head of the IP department in London and a member of the International IP Steering Group. I am fascinated by IP and the challenge of helping my clients protect, exploit and defend their IP rights to further their business objectives.
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Shima Abbady
Shima Abbady
Netherlands
I am an associate in our Commercial group in The Hague where I specialise in IT contracting and dispute resolution, cybersecurity and privacy law. I am a member of our Tech & Comms and Data Protection groups.
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Francine Cunningham
Francine Cunningham
Belgium
As the senior public affairs manager, I lead our regulatory and public affairs practice in Brussels at a time of huge legislative challenges that will define the future of the digital economy. Working at the intersection of politics, bureaucracy and business reality, I advise our clients how to navigate complex EU decision-making processes to achieve specific industry goals.
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