Artificial Intelligence

Some readers may recall that at the end of last year, the New York Times very publicly sued OpenAI and Microsoft for copyright infringement, in connection with the defendants’ alleged use of the newspaper’s content for purposes of training chatbots and other AI tools. Although this kind of lawsuit is pretty far outside the blog’s usual bailiwick, the litigation is still of interest as the landscape of AI-related litigation continues to develop. Now it appears that other media organizations are joining the bandwagon, as two different groups have now filed lawsuits against OpenAI, and, in one case, also against Microsoft. These latest cases are described in an interesting March 5, 2024 post on the SDNY Blog (here).Continue Reading More AI-Related IP Lawsuits Filed Against OpenAI and Microsoft

The SEC wants everyone to know that it is watching what the companies and firms it regulates are saying about their use of Artificial Intelligence (AI). SEC Chair Gary Gensler set the stage in a speech he made last December in which he warned companies about “AI Washing” – that is, making unfounded AI claims to the public. Now the agency has brought settled enforcement actions against two investment advisers for making allegedly false statements about their use of AI technology. As if the enforcement actions themselves were not enough to send the message that the SEC is on the AI beat, the agency also released a video statement from Gensler emphasizing the agency’s AI-related concerns.

The SEC’s March 18, 2024, press release about the enforcement actions can be found here. The SEC’s March 18, 2024, Administrative Order against Delphi (USA) Inc. can be found here. The SEC’s March 18, 2024, Administrative Order against Global Predictions, Inc. can be found here. The link to Gensler’s March 18, 2024, video can be found here.Continue Reading SEC Hits Two Investment Advisers With “AI Washing” Enforcement Actions

On March 13, 2024, the European Parliament approved the adoption of the EU Artificial Intelligence Act, legislation that the Wall Street Journal, in a front-page article, called the “World’s First Comprehensive AI Law.” The sweeping law, the effectiveness of which will be staged-in over the next several years, will affect all companies deploying or using Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the EU. As discussed below, the passage of the Act, which has been several years in the making, could have significant implications for the adopting and deployment of AI worldwide, and could also have significant liability risk implications as well. A copy of the EU’s March 13, 2024, press release about the Act’s adoption can be found here. The Act’s text as adopted can be found here.Continue Reading EU Adopts Sweeping AI Law: What Does it Mean?

Whenever the discussion turns to the question of emerging risks, among the first topics to come up these days is artificial intelligence (AI). But just as AI technology itself is still taking shape, the legal risks that the emergence of AI may present are still forming as well. On October 30, 2023, in what is unquestionably a key step in the development of a regulatory and legal framework for the administration of AI, the White House issued an Executive Order on the development and use of AI. The Order, which is entitled “Executive Order on the Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence,” can be found here. At a minimum, the Executive Order has important implications for AI-related corporate risk management. The order may also point toward the future development of regulatory and legal standards pertaining to AI, as well as the litigation risks that AI may present.Continue Reading Thinking About Emerging AI Risks