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Lydian Webinar Series - (Generative) AI : IP and Data considerations

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Artificial intelligence and generative AI are still important buzz words in 2023 and are likely to remain influential in the years ahead.
While many companies are already using tools and software based on (generative) AI to speed up processes, innovate and improve competitiveness, such use is not without risks in terms of liability, security, transparency, unauthorized use of third parties IP rights.
The use and commercialisation of (generative) AI pose several challenges from a legal and regulatory point of view. The latter are currently discussed at EU level with the proposal for the AI Act but also in many organisations and other countries.
Lydian’s IP and Data Protection teams will tackle the issues you may face when considering artificial intelligence during two consecutive webinars in English.

Webinar I: (Generative) AI – IP considerations

On 16 November, the webinar "(Generative) AI - IP considerations" took place, given by Olivia Santantonio, Adelice Meunier and Françoise Billen

The following topics were covered:

  • AI input: Can we freely use data for training an AI application if they contain copyrighted works? Do we need the consent of the author? Are there exceptions to copyright protection that could be invoked?
  • AI output: Are the results created by AI copyrightable or protected by other IP rights, such as patent or neighbouring rights?
  • AI output: What if the result produced by AI is similar to a pre-existing image? Is there automatically an infringement?
  • What about trademark law: are trademarks and practices impacted by AI?

Many thanks to all participants!

Webinar II: (Generative) AI – Data considerations

On 21 November, the webinar "(Generative) AI - Data considerations" took place, given by Bastiaan Bruyndonckx, Pauline Hellemans and Thibault Boscart

The following topics were covered:

  • Should you prohibit the use of artificial intelligence within your company due to data considerations?
  • How to qualify your role, in terms of GDPR, as a company using artificial intelligence and what are your responsibilities?
  • How does the use of artificial intelligence influence data subject rights? Should data subjects be informed, and can you guarantee the right to be forgotten?
  • Which other regulations shall be taken into account?

Many thanks to all participants!