Data Protection and Information Law breakfast briefing – AI and the Future of the law

10 March 2023

AI and the law – a look at what the future holds

In 2022, when struggling to get a basic answer from your Alexa,  the prospect of an effective AI seemed very distant. By 2023, the ChatGPT AI made headlines by writing poetry, passing human exams, generating computer code and even helping a Colombian judge in deciding a civil claim. With Google and others launching rival AIs, the frequency and range of real-world applications of AI is likely to grow exponentially.

This breakfast briefing drew on the expertise of an industry specialist, Peter Jackson, and 5 Essex Chambers’s team of information law barristers to discuss ‘what comes next’ as well as the moral, ethical and legal implications of this emerging technology.

  • What are the legal controls on automated decision-making, how have they been interpreted by the Courts and are these restrictions likely to survive the AI revolution?
  • What legal risks arise if governments and companies use AI to make decisions which can have real-world implications for individuals?
  • What can or should be done about this rapidly advancing AI future?

Our information law experts and guest speaker considered the future of AI and the implications for the law.


Peter Jackson – Chief Data and Product Officer, Outra

Francesca Whitelaw KC – Barrister, 5 Essex Chambers

Alex Ustych – Barrister, 5 Essex Chambers

John Goss – Barrister, 5 Essex Chambers

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