• From Artificial Lawyer: dealWIP, an “operating system for deals,” …offer(s) ‘a cloud-based workflow integration platform for legal transactions of all types that provides a secure, frictionless and transparent environment for transactional attorneys and their clients’. “The platform will also seek to connect to many other systems a law firm may be using, such as legal AI tools for document review during an M&A deal.” Details here.

 

  • Contrary to the recent move by the UAE, “(a) team of 150 experts in robotics, artificial intelligence, law, medical science and ethics wrote an open letter to the European Union advising that robots not be given special legal status as ‘electric persons,’ The letter says that giving robots human rights would be unhelpful. From an ethical and legal perspective, creating a legal personality for a robot is inappropriate whatever the legal status model”

 

  • Jones Day: “United States: Protecting Artificial Intelligence And Big Data Innovations Through Patents: Functional Claiming.

 

  • From FSTech: “The House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence published its AI in the UK: Ready, Willing and Able? report today, with chairman of the Committee, Lord Clement-Jones, noting that the UK has a unique opportunity to shape AI positively for the public’s benefit. “The UK contains leading AI companies, a dynamic academic research culture, and a vigorous start-up ecosystem as well as a host of legal, ethical, financial and linguistic strengths.”

 

  • Malaysia:  “Thanks to a deal between Auxiliary Force and Chinese AI company YITU, certain Polis Bantuan in Malaysia will receive AI-enabled bodycams.  These bodycams will be able to identify wanted parties by the police. These cameras are also able to provide infrared for recordings in dark places, a more compact design, and the ability to potentially livestream bodycams.”

 

  • HoFrom Federal News Radio: “The Pentagon is planning, along with intelligence agencies, on setting up a new office to oversee the acquisition and development of artificial intelligence. Defense officials are alarmed at recent advancements made by U.S. adversaries.”