Programme

Main Stage

DAY 1

08:30 – 09:15

09:15 – 09:20

10:05 – 10:15

10:15 – 10:45

10:45 – 11:30
This panel discussion dives into the world of generative AI and its impact on creative industries. Join
us as we hear from panellists from the creative industries their firsthand experience using AI tools to
enhance their work, while also exploring the potential threats posed by AI, such as the ability to
generate content in the style of existing artists. We’ll delve into emerging legal issues surrounding
AI-created work and explore what protections are available to creatives in this evolving landscape. This
is your chance to hear a unique voice from the creative community and gain insights into the future of
creativity in the age of AI.

11:30 – 12:15
This panel delves into the legal intricacies surrounding large language models (LLMs) and artificial
intelligence (AI). We’ll explore copyright issues arising from pre-training LLMs, including ongoing fair
use cases and the data mining exception’s applicability in various jurisdictions. We’ll then tackle the
debate on AI-generated works’ intellectual property rights, examining the US Copyright Office’s stance
against AI authorship and contrasting it with a recent Beijing court decision. Finally, the discussion
will shift to data privacy concerns in web scraping, analyzing the Singapore PDPA’s public availability
exception and its relevance to LLM pre-training. We’ll also explore the impact of the Clearview AI
decision under the GDPR and delve into potential legal justifications for web scraping, such as research
and innovation purposes.

12:15 – 13:45

13:45 – 14:30
This panel delves into the evolving landscape of AI regulation and governance worldwide. We’ll explore
how regions like the EU and China are adopting mandatory regulations, with the EU focusing on risk
stratification and the extension of data protection laws to AI. China, meanwhile, targets specific
applications like recommendation systems. We’ll then contrast these approaches with voluntary frameworks
in the US and Singapore, and discuss how these diverse strategies reflect each region’s policy goals,
from the EU’s focus on fundamental rights to China’s concerns about social disruption. Finally, we’ll
examine the future of AI governance in Asia Pacific, considering how these regional trends might
influence policy development.

14:30 – 15:15
This panel dives into the legal implications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for core private law areas like contracts, consumer protection, and intellectual property. Experts will explore how these doctrines need to adapt to accommodate AI, including questions surrounding responsible contracting, liability for AI-driven decisions, and consumer protection in an AI-powered marketplace. The discussion will also delve into challenges surrounding intellectual property, such as patenting AI-assisted and AI-generated inventions. By examining these issues and potential solutions, the panel aims to equip companies and lawyers to navigate the evolving legal landscape of AI.

15:15 – 15:45

15:45 – 16:30
This panel explores how AI is revolutionizing legal research (e.g. automated research), contract
analysis (e.g. validation against pre-approved templates), and evidence review (e.g. automated
chronologies). But with great power comes great responsibility. We will ponder the ethical risks:
confidentiality in cloud-based models, AI bias, and the risk of abdicating responsibility to machines.
We will also discuss mitigating measures like Retrieval Augmented Generation, fine-tuning, and AI
regulation in various jurisdictions. Don’t miss this chance to stay ahead of the curve!

16:30 – 17:00
Rapid advances in quantum computing are presenting several significant legal and regulatory challenges, e.g. in cybersecurity. Quantum computers have the potential to break existing encryption methods, posing risks to data security and privacy. What kind of post-quantum cryptographic protocols are tech giants working on to protect sensitive information against future quantum attacks?​
 
Liability is another critical concern. As quantum computing technology evolves, errors in calculations and potential failures of quantum-resistant safeguards could lead to legal disputes. Find out about the changes companies need to make to their security and service agreements to address these risks, as quantum computing’s capabilities continue to grow and its applications become more widespread.
 
As international competition in quantum technology heats up, the U.S. and other countries heavily invested in quantum research are establishing global standards and best practices. Overall, addressing these legal issues requires a coordinated effort among governments, businesses, and legal experts to develop robust frameworks that ensure security, manage liability, and foster international cooperation in the burgeoning field of quantum computing. Join this Quantum Computing 101 session for lawyers!

17:00 – 19:00

DAY 2

08:30 – 09:15

09:15 – 09:30

09:30 – 10:15

10:15 – 10:45

10:45 – 11:30
This panel will present the challenges and solutions that can be explored as we navigate an online world
where people must guard against deepfakes and misinformation. We’ll delve into the impact of generative
AI on this evolving “cat-and-mouse game,” looking at international policy developments like the EU’s
DSA, Singapore’s POFMA, and various emerging AI-related policies. We’ll then analyse the potential of
technical solutions such as digital watermarking and labelling, and other industry solutions across the
EU, US, China, and Singapore. Finally, the discussion will explore the user’s role and the need for an
ecosystem-wide approach, encompassing content creation tools, distribution platforms, and responsible
user behaviour.

11:30 – 12:15
This panel dives into the intersection of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) reporting and the
digital world. We’ll explore how mandatory ESG reporting for listed companies is impacting supply
chains, and the challenges and solutions for collecting reliable ESG data. The discussion will then
shift to the environmental footprint of digital technologies themselves, with a look at innovative
solutions like green software to reduce carbon emissions. Finally, we’ll examine digital sustainability
initiatives undertaken by both businesses and governments

12:15 – 13:45

13:45 – 14:30
Are digital assets property or just code on a ledger? What is the true nature of digital assets? While these fundamental questions are increasingly being posed across various jurisdictions, the world of digital assets is rapidly innovating with growing interactions between artificial intelligence and Web 3.0 technologies. The massive ability of blockchain technology to store large datasets provides the fuel to develop, train, and tune A.I. models, while the speed of A.I. functionalities fill in a key gap in Web 3.0 operations. Some consider a decentralised system of storing data may mitigate the risks of A.I. bias.
 
Join our panel in an engaging, ground-breaking discussion on the characteristics of digital assets and how the increasingly complementary use of A.I. and blockchain technologies would bring about new challenges and complexities, and how such changes add to or challenge the Fintech space. We also take the opportunity at this session to consider the potential disputes that would arise from such complexities and ways to mitigate such risks.

14:30 – 15:15
In today’s globalised world, innovation has become increasingly collaborative.  However, the global race for the next big thing has resulted in a sharp rise in technology-related disputes internationally. In particular, the advent of A.I. is introducing a host of novel legal issues. These disputes tend to be highly technical and time sensitive due to the rapid pace of development.  It is imperative to resolve these disputes expediently without disrupting valuable commercial relationships.  Join our panel of experts, who will share their insights on the unique challenges of A.I. and technology-related disputes, and progressive dispute resolution initiatives.

15:15 – 15:45

15:45 – 16:15
Business development is a struggle and bane for many lawyers, yet a necessary chore. Find out what works and what doesn’t in this session which convenes some of the most popular social media influencers and networkers in the legal industry.
 
We’ll learn how they’re harnessing technology to stand out and be noticed. Have these tactics succeeded in driving top-of-mind recall and new business? What does the data say about their efforts? Hear these speakers spill the beans then put these newly acquired skills into practice yourself at the cocktail reception that follows!

17:00 – 19:00