Exploring bias and discrimination in AI

A recent post on the ICO’s AI Auditing Framework blog explores human bias and discrimination in AI systems, together with some of the technical and organisational measures which can be implemented to mitigate the legal risks associated with these issues. Read more

OPEN INNOVATION: COLLABORATE TO INNOVATE

Innovation that happens in an “open” collaborative context – either internally or with external partners – can provide faster, better, more holistic results to accelerate innovation and improve competitive advantage, concludes our new report: Open Innovation: Collaborate to Innovate, based on “innovation” interviews with our clients. In order to get, and stay, ahead in the market, businesses in … Read more

The FCA publishes proposals to ban sale of crypto-derivatives to retain consumers

The Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA“) has published proposals to ban the sale of derivatives or exchange traded notes (“ETNs“) which reference certain types of cryptoassets (“crypto–derivatives“), to address harm posed to retail consumers. The scope of the ban would extend to the sale, marketing and distribution of all derivatives (ie. options, futures and contracts for … Read more

FCA calls for input on proposed Cross-sector Sandbox by 30 August 2019

New technologies, such as artificial intelligence (“AI“) and distributed ledger technology (“DLT“), continue to have a significant impact on the way in which firms, customers and regulators interact.  Firms introducing innovative business models whose products or services fall under the jurisdiction of different sectoral regulators can find themselves having to address competing regulatory expectations. As … Read more

Self-driving delivery vehicles put into operation in China

Autonomous vehicles are regarded by many as a potential solution to the “last mile” problem in the supply chain and logistics industry.  In the US, a number of consumer goods companies (including grocery giants Kroger and Walmart), are partnering with auto manufacturers and start-ups in an effort to develop a driverless delivery platform.  Similarly in … Read more