Artificial intelligence

The AI Act: A Conversation with Axel Voss from the European Parliament

In this 30-minute video, Thibault Schrepel, the Network Law Review’s creator, converses with Axel Voss, Member of the European Parliament and rapporteur on the AI Act. Together, they explore the main lines, approach, philosophy, and ambition of the forthcoming Artificial Intelligence Act. *** In a nutshell, here is what to make of the conversation. We addressed the following...
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A proposal to improve the European AI Act

*** Europe is getting ready to regulate artificial intelligence. The European Commission presented its proposal for regulation in April 2021 and the European Parliament published a first interim report in April 2022. The discussions are ongoing, and the stakes are enormous. There is no doubt that Europe will be the first continent to regulate AI....
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Law + Technology

An excerpt from “Law + Technology” you can download here. *** 1. Hypothesis Instead of the classical “law & technology” approach, this article proposes to adopt a “law + technology” approach to explore the synergies between law and technology. “Law + technology” is based on a simple postulate: technology and law can better increase the...
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“How should antitrust agencies approach AI?” (an article written by a very special guest)

AI is a rapidly evolving technology that will have an increasing, and possibly overwhelming, impact on consumers, markets, and the economy. Antitrust regulators should monitor AI’s impact on markets and consider whether, and how, to take action to protect consumers and competition. For example, the AI-based systems of self-driving cars, which are now being tested...
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A list of open-access resources to learn computer science

With each passing day, our societies become a little more digital. In this context, I decided to list free access resources to learn the fundamentals of computer science (basic programming, artificial intelligence, blockchain, cryptography…). These resources do not require any prior technical knowledge; they are all accessible, fun, and academic. I classified them per field of expertise and level....
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Competing with new combinations: the case of DALL·E

Introducing DALL·E In early January 2021, OpenAI introduced DALL·E, a trained neural network “that creates images from text captions for a wide range of concepts expressible in natural language.” DALL·E is a real technological breakthrough, “a 12-billion parameter version of GPT-3 trained to generate images from text descriptions, using a dataset of text-image pairs. […] It has...
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