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Will new data regulations impact on firms using AI?
31 October 2017

Critical choices that impact on our lives are often being made these days using artificial intelligence and algorithms.

But if these systems use personal data as their input, is there is a risk that organisations are failing to consider existing data regulations – and the incoming GDPR – when developing the automated services that work behind the scenes in popular apps and websites?

It is almost certain that processing and manipulation is happening behind the scenes in day-to-day life. It is also the case that as data is increasingly being processed through automated processes – including tasks where AI is used – that robots are performing tasks and making decisions within parameters that vary hugely between organisations.

Our commercial technology partner Sarah Williamson wrote on the topic in an article for Real Business this week: New data regulations could raise privacy issues for firms using AI


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