In this #38 issue of “Lexing Insights” the members of the Lexing network focus on “Artificial Intelligence” around the world.

 Towards a legal framework for artificial intelligence

The legal framework for AI is gradually taking shape at international level. While all eyes were on the European Union, where the draft regulation on AI is in the process of being adopted, other initiatives have recently taken centre stage, whether in the USA, China, or in the G7 and OECD countries. The next edition of the AI Safety Summit, which has just ended in the UK, will be held in France in 2024.

But what does AI have to say about that? When asked about the need for a legal framework for AI, OpenAI’s ChatGPT AI told us that this is “a complex topic” but that “many experts and policymakers recognize the need for some form of AI regulation to ensure its ethical and responsible use”.

AI is everywhere and impacts every sector.

  • -What are the consequences for the legal and medical worlds?
  • -What legislative measures are already in place or planned?
  • -Are there any bodies specifically in charge of monitoring AI?
  • -What are the risks of generative AI in terms of intellectual property and data protection law?
  • -Have the courts already had to rule on this?
  • -How do you carry out an AI impact assessment?

Lexing network members answer all these questions.

A world tour of Artificial Intelligence

In this #38 issue of “Lexing Insights”, we offer you an overview of Artificial Intelligence around the world.

While our member for Greece gives an overview of the legal issues raised by generative AI, our correspondents for China and India summarise the various initiatives taken to provide a legal framework for AI in their countries.

Our member for Spain explains how his country anticipated the entry into force of the future European regulation on artificial intelligence and created AESIA, the first European supervisory authority for AI.

Our member for Estonia explores the copyright and privacy implications of using AI to generate code.

Our members for the United States and Hungary look at the impact of AI in the medical and legal sectors respectively.

Our member for Hong Kong provides a practical guide to conducting AI impact assessments.

Finally, our member for the UK analyses the legal issues for online publishers from AI chatbots.

The following countries have contributed to this issue: China, Estonia, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Spain, United Kingdom, United States (West).

Lexing International Newsletter “Lexing Insights” No. 38 “Artificial Intelligence”– November 2023