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  • Moffatt v. Air Canada: A Misrepresentation by an AI Chatbot

    The recent decision in Moffatt v. Air Canada, 2024 BCCRT 149, represents a milestone in the expanding field of digital interactions and accountability. The case grapples with whether a company can be held liable for misleading information provided by an automated chatbot on its website. The decision … Read more »

  • Unveiling the complex tapestry of AI: the DIGITAL webinar

    I had the pleasure of participating in a webinar hosted by DIGITAL earlier today along with John Weigelt of Microsoft and moderated by Jenn Mielgu of DIGITAL. The topic was Unravelling the complex tapestry of AI: what’s keeping organizations up at night? My talk focused on regulatory developments in … Read more »

  • Resolving GenAI copyright infringement questions: 4 court decisions

    Introduction The question as to whether the generative AI (GenAI) systems and their use infringes copyright is a hotly debated one, with no fewer than 12 proposed class actions and 3 lawsuits in the United States and one in the United Kingdom already focused on resolving this question. The question … Read more »

  • Holiday reading suggestions

    As we enjoy a bit of time off over the holidays, here are a few books you may want to read. These are selected from books I read this year. My suggestions are an eclectic assortment of books with topics on AI, micro-chips, quantum computing, gene patenting litigation, values and the climate crisis, … Read more »

  • Do generative AI inventions and works qualify for patents and copyrights? The Thaler and SURYAST decisions

    Artificial intelligence (AI) systems and in particular generative AI (GenAI) systems have raised the question as to whether technical advances in the useful arts or synthetic content generated using these tools can qualify for patent or copyright protection. Recent decisions in both the patent and c … Read more »