ChatGPT & Generative AI - Exploring the Legal & Ethical Issues

ChatGPT & Generative AI - Exploring the Legal & Ethical Issues

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ChatGPT and other generative AI technologies can be used for many purposes, but at the same time give rise to significant legal and ethical issues.

Problems which can arise from the input to AI include the legal hurdles to ‘data scraping’ - obtaining large amounts of data to train AI systems. Other issues arise from the output of AI, and the question of whether text, designs, coding, pictures or even inventions generated by an AI program can be protected by existing intellectual property laws. Further legal difficulties include those of bias and inaccuracy.

This invaluable webinar will explore the legal and technological sources of these problems, as well as techniques which organisations can use to address them.

This session will be presented by Jacob Turner of Fountain Court Chambers who has acted in some of the world’s most significant AI-related cases, including as counsel for Dr Thaler in the UK Supreme court in Thaler v Comptroller-General of Patents (the ‘AI Inventor’ case), representing the claimants in Drivers v Uber and OLA Cabs (the ‘robo-firing’ case), and defending (successfully) the first company investigated by the UK data protection regulator for alleged AI bias.

What You Will Learn

This webinar will cover the following:

  • What is the technology behind ChatGPT and other ‘Large Language Model’ AI, and what are its limitations?
  • IP issues arising from the output of generative AI - who owns the IP they create?
  • IP issues arising from the input to AI input - contract, copyright, database rights, data privacy and criminal law
  • Practical dangers for businesses, including inaccuracy in output, bias, and the release of confidential information
  • How to use generative AI responsibly

This webinar was recorded on 16th August 2023