• During the second day of the Dar Al Khaleej Conference on AI in Dubai, the Chairman of the Private Law Department at United Arab Emirates University, Dr. Emad Abdel Rahim Dahiyat, presented a paper on the Legislative and Legal Framework for Artificial Intelligence Institutions in the UAE. “…(I)t is necessary to review legislations pertaining to information technology in a realistic manner that harmonises with the type of programme and its role and balances interests of concerned parties.”

 

  • This article discusses the impacts of the imminent GDPR on the use of AI. For instance, “(t)he GDPR bans employers from making decisions based solely on automated programs, unless it’s necessary to perform a contract, is otherwise authorized by EU or member state law, or the person whose data is being crunched freely and explicitly consents to the arrangement.”

 

  • From Artificial Lawyer: “…PwC, has announced a joint business relationship with legal AI company eBrevia, to accelerate the application of machine learning across a wide range of unstructured data use cases.”

 

  • Drive.ai has begun testing in Frisco, TX, the first rollout of a new autonomous vehicle player since the autonomous Uber killed a pedestrian in AZ in March. They plan to launch a taxi service in July. Coverage here and here. “At the launch, each car will have a drive.AI employee sitting in the driver’s seat as a “safety driver” ready to take over in case of emergency. Later on, the safety driver will move to the passenger seat. Eventually, the plan is to operate the vehicles with no employees in the car with a drive.AI “tele-choice” operator offsite monitoring each ride.”