The AI debates have been raging for years, and Elon Musk, founder of Tesla and SpaceX, among others, is in the middle of them. While recognizing the benefits of AI, Musk openly worries about whether superintelligence is the beginning of the end for humanity. The concerns about AI have not been lost on general counsel and corporate law departments, who must walk the tightrope between advancing their company's business missions and managing what could be a quantum leap in risk. That’s where Lex Mundi comes in. The worldwide network of leading law firms jumped in in late 2018, working with Cambrian Futures on an AI workshop in Amsterdam for GCs, who clearly were interested. A webinar followed, which led to a working group that developed a checklist designed to serve as a starting point for GCs seeking to get out in front of issues related to the proposed use of AI by companies. Check out the “AI Readiness Checklist for Corporate Legal Functions” at lexmundi.com.
Published December 15, 2020.