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The government response to the AI White Paper: How will the UK govern artificial intelligence?

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Megan Stagman
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This week on Top in Tech, Megan Stagman is joined by Theresa Duemchen to discuss the UK government announcement about how it plans to approach AI regulation. They explore the contents of the announcement (including both the voluntary and potential mandatory obligations for companies in this space); the various new consultations that will be opened on issues like copyright…

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Davos 2024: Tech policy insights and on the ground analysis from the WEF annual meeting.

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Josh Bates
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This week on Top in Tech, Megan Stagman, Director for UK tech policy, is joined by Associate Josh Bates to talk about their time at the World Economic Forum's 2024 annual meeting in Davos. They cover the changes in Davos they have witnessed over the years, the heightened focus on tech policy debates, and the attendance of a new generation of tech leaders. The…

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Tech policy in 2024: Five trends to expect this year

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Conan D'Arcy
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This week on Top in Tech, Megan Stagman is joined by Conan D'Arcy to talk through the top tech policy trends in 2024 against the backdrop of major elections in the US, EU, India, the UK and elsewhere. They identify five key issues which will set the agenda in global tech policy this year and shape the policy and regulatory environment for businesses and investors.

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After the Summit, what next for regulating generative AI?

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Conan D'Arcy
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In a special episode of the podcast, Conan D'Arcy and members of the GC team in London, Brussels and Washington, DC reflect on the outcomes of the AI Safety Summit, held in the UK last week, and explore outcomes of new, original research about public and policymaker appetite for AI regulation in 2024 and beyond.

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What can we expect from the UK's AI Safety Summit next week?

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Megan Stagman
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Megan Stagman, Director for TMT at Global Counsel, standing in for the usual host for this podcast, Conan D’Arcy, is joined by Theresa Duemchen, Associate to talk us through what we already know about the AI summit and what we should expect next week.

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Regulating Generative AI

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Conan D'Arcy
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Over the decade in which Global Counsel has analysed global technology policy, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has persisted as the regulatory challenge with the greatest resonance both to the technology sector, but also almost every other sector of the economy.  

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What should we expect from Labour’s new shadow minister, Peter Kyle, on tech policy?

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Conan D'Arcy
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UK Labour Party leader Keir Starmer has reshuffled his front bench team and made a surprise appointment of Peter Kyle as Shadow Science, Innovation and Technology Secretary. Conan D’Arcy is joined by Megan Stagman to explore what this means for Labour’s tech policy and the extent to which this changes how they perceive the sector and tech sector engagement.

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What would a Labour government mean for UK tech policy?

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Conan D'Arcy
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This week on Top in Tech, we're kicking off a new mini-series exploring significant elections in the UK, US, and EU and their possible impacts on technology policy and regulation. To start it off, Senior Practice Director Conan D'Arcy is joined by Director Megan Stagman to talk through the tech policy of the UK Labour Party, the current leader in polls ahead of next year…

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Artificial Intelligence: navigating a fragmented global policy landscape

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Conan D'Arcy
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The launch of ChatGPT in November not only disrupted the tech sector commercially, sparking a wave of competition in generative AI, but also reignited the policy debate over AI governance and regulation. 

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The old, the accelerated and the new: three ways of thinking about generative AI policy

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Megan Stagman
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Platforms such as ChatGPT and DALL-E are revolutionising how we create, communicate, learn, and work, with millions of users globally leveraging the benefits. However, just as quickly as generative AI technologies entered the spotlight, so did concerns about how these tools could be used to cause harm. Policymakers across the globe are under pressure to ensure that…

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Top in Tech: Regulating the Metaverse

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Conan D'Arcy
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The ‘metaverse’ term was coined thirty years ago, and until recently was part science fiction, part speculation. But with Facebook’s rebranding as Meta last year, an increasing consumer acceptance of virtual interactions post-Covid, and a steady uptick of interest from new sectors (ranging from retail to public services), the metaverse suddenly seems very real. Against…

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Top in Tech: leadership changes in the UK and data protection in the US

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Conan D'Arcy
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This week on Top in Tech, Conan D'Arcy is joined by Senior Associate Ugonma Nwankwo and Associate Director Megan Stagman to discuss the tech regulatory impact of the UK's new leadership and recent US data protection proposals.

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A defence of target-based policies: a closer look at the catalysts of the EV boom

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Megan Stagman
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The use of targets as a policy tool hasn’t always been effective, to say the least. 

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Top in Tech: Mobility policy in the UK and privacy debates in the EU

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Conan D'Arcy
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Welcome to Top in Tech, your guide for navigating and understanding the European 'tech-lash', the frontline of a new push to regulate the technology sector. Each month, the Global Counsel team will bring you inside the latest debates, proposals, and laws shaping the conversation in Brussels, London, and across the world.

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Top in Tech: Diving into crypto and online fraud

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Conan D'Arcy
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‘Top in tech’ is a monthly episode from the GC tech policy team. Each month, the team lift the lid on the latest in Europe’s ‘techlash’, identifying where the debate is heading in London and Brussels, the politics behind it, and what this might mean for the apps and online services we use every day. 

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E-scooters: What are they good for?

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Megan Stagman
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In July 2020, the UK government authorised a series of pilot projects that saw e-scooters proliferate across the country. What had hitherto been a niche and novel technology quickly became commonplace. Yet in spite of their newfound prevalence, the question which policymakers are still asking a year and a half later is: what are e-scooters actually for, and who are they…

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Top in Tech: Biden and Brexit - one year on

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Conan D'Arcy
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‘Top in tech’ is a monthly episode from the GC tech policy team. Each month, the team lift the lid on the latest in Europe’s ‘techlash’, identifying where the debate is heading in London and Brussels, the politics behind it, and what this might mean for the apps and online services we use every day.

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Top in Tech: Frances Haugen, Facebook’s metaverse and the TTC

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Conan D'Arcy
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‘Top in tech’ is a new monthly episode from the GC tech policy team. Each month, the team will lift the lid on the latest in Europe’s ‘techlash’, identifying where the debate is heading in London and Brussels, the politics behind it, and what this might mean for the apps and online services we use every day.

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