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UK and US announce landmark partnership on AI Safety

10 May 2024

On 1 April 2024, the UK and US signed a trailblazing agreement on artificial intelligence (“AI”), making them the first countries in the world to formally collaborate on AI safety. The agreement, signed by Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, Michelle Donelan, and US Secretary of Commerce, Gina Raimondo, will see the two countries working together to test and assess the risks of the most advanced AI models. The agreement follows through on the commitments made at the AI Safety Summit in November where governments of 29 countries, industry leaders like Google, and the United Nations and Council of Europe made commitments to mitigate the risks that advance AI poses.

QOCS: Let’s go round again

09 May 2024

I know, I know, another article about QOCS... But this one is a bit different as it discusses the case of Manley v McLeese [2024] SAC (Civ) 16, the first reported Sheriff Appeal Court decision on QOCS.

Ecocide – A Potential New Crime for Scotland?

02 May 2024

Background In November 2023, Monica Lennon MSP launched the public consultation on her proposed Member’s Bill to introduce ecocide law in Scotland. Although Scotland does have legislation intended to protect the natural environment and wildlife, it is argued in the consultation paper that there are gaps and that existing legislation isn’t being enforced as fully as it could be.

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