• The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming into force in Europe in May 2018, and IBM believes AI (itself a huge consumer of data) could help with compliance.

 

  • Here are some interesting thoughts from Ken Grady about our “lawless” AI personal assistants and where they’re headed. (OK, that’s a bit “click-bait-ish,” but it’s a good read.) As always with AI, technology is outpacing regulation.

 

  • This excerpt from a paper written for the Osgoode Professional LLM “Corporate Transactions” course presents a pretty thorough discussion of the potential use of AI in M&A due diligence.

 

  • According to “Artificial Lawyer,” Herbert Smith Freehills has established an AI strategy and is marketing it.

 

  • Pass this along to your HR department: Here’s how AI can help with your recruiting and how it’s likely to eventually impact your workforce. More good stuff here.

 

  • More on government and AI: House Oversight IT subcommittee Chairman Will Hurd (R-TX) says the federal government’s procurement processes need to move more quickly to ensure the government is adopting artificial intelligence and quantum computing technologies — before adversaries do and can leverage it to conduct cyber attacks.

 

  • And more on the US/China/Russia AI arms race. And here.

 

  • Apple has lagged behind competitors in the adoption of some phone and home automation technologies. The delay is often caused by their strict focus on security. The new iPhone X is another example of this strategy. The iPhone X keeps much of its AI on your device (i.e., the new A11 Bionic chip: Apple’s new “neural engine.”) rather than in the cloud.