Artificial Intelligence (AI) is developing fast. It will change our lives by improving healthcare (e.g. making diagnosis more precise, enabling better prevention of diseases), increasing the efficiency of farming,contributing to climate change mitigation and adaptation, improving the efficiency of production systems through predictive maintenance, increasing the security of Europeans,and in many other ways that we can only begin to imagine. At the same time, AI entails a number of potential risks, such as opaque decision-making, gender-based or other kinds of discrimination, intrusion in our private lives or being used for criminal purposes.

In order to foster an active dialogue between multiple stakeholders and set out policy options to tackle these challenges, the European Commission has just released a White Paper entitled "On Artificial Intelligence -A European approach to excellence and trust" which is available for download.

Interested to learn more on the implications of AI for intellectual property and the themes relevant for legal practice in this field? Take a look at our IP Special on the topic!