Programme

DAY 1

09:30 – 09:45

09:45 – 10:30

Panel: Protecting Creativity in the Generative Age

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 – 13:00

Panel: From Fair Use to Foundational Models: Legal Issues in Training and Using AI Systems

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.

14:30 – 16:00

Panel: Demystifying Global AI Regulation

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.

16:30 – 18:00

Panel: AI and the Future of Private Law

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.

DAY 2

09:30 – 11:00

Panel: RAGing the Machine: How to Use AI Responsibly in Legal Practice

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!

11:30 – 13:00

Panel: The Future of Truth: Legal & Technical Solutions to Deep Fakes, Misinformation & User Responsibility

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.

14:30 – 16:00

Beyond the Boardroom: ESG Reporting’s Impact on Supply Chains

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.