By Roberto Valenti, Alessandra Tozzi and Lara Mastrangelo Copyright plays a paramount role in enhancing and protecting human creations, but, at the same time, it may clash with other fundamental rights and therefore needs to be balanced. During 2019 many events occurred in the copyright field. What will happen in the course of 2020? Art and Algorithms: do we immediately need rules for AI’s creations? As a new decade awaits and AI hype begins to dissipate, the need for regulations addressing AI becomes more stringent. As anticipated last year, AI technologies are gradually making their way also in areas traditionally …
by Giulia Zappaterra & Deborah Paracchini 2019 brought considerable changes in the data protection world. Some EU Member States finally integrated the rules of the EU General Data Protection Regulation No. 679/2016 (GDPR) with their national laws. At the same time, local data protection authorities started to fully apply – also issuing severe sanctions – the set of rules of the GDPR. This scenario does not anyhow mean that 2020 will not bring us any news! New legal issues – growing together with the improvement of innovative technologies – will test the data protection legal framework.
As we already discovered in some of our previous articles on tech & fashion, innovative technology within the fashion industry is more apparent than ever. From updating retail experiences, to wearable technology like smartwatches, technology and innovation are continuously inspiring and influencing trends and fashions. In fact, as Marty McFly introduced smart clothing that could self-adjust to his needs, now fashion brands create tech clothes which can heat up, cool down, change color or even size themselves, playing around with the concept of wearable, smart clothing and connected garments.
As we already discovered in some of our previous articles, from 3D avatars to wardrobe advisers, passing through CGI and Robot IT girls, artificial intelligence (“AI”) is shaping our outfits and looks.
Indeed, AI is transforming the fashion industry in every element of its value chain and marketplace. In last years, all retail giants are using AI to improve the efficiency of sales systems and processes and to enhance clients’ shopping experience, offering a personalized service tailored on their interests and preferences.
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The recently reported legal action brought for damages due to wrong investments resulting from algorithms-based automated decision-making processes is one of the first known cases of this type. The case has received some attention from the media worldwide and has contributed to reopen the debate on the issue of liability connected to the use of Artificial Intelligence systems (“AI”). The question at issue is, in brief: who is held liable for the damages caused by AI and who shall compensate such damages, if any.
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There is a new crop of influencersin town and – read carefully – they are not real people.
Virtual influencers – influencers who are not human, but rather are CGI creations or robots – are the latest trend on social media. CGI stands for “computer-generated imagery” and it is a technology that creates pictures through the use of computers, now applied to create the new trend of virtual – but realistic – Instagram influencers and models.
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The Life Sciences industry operates in one of the fastest and most innovation-driven environments. 2018 has witnessed significant developments in technology and therapeutic practices. A number of new cell and gene therapies – including the first two CAR-T therapies for cancer – received EU approval, and both disruptive and ‘new mainstream’ technologies (such as AI) made significant steps forward into the sector.
The pharmaceutical and medical device sectors are also among the most heavily regulated. Life Sciences companies face significant challenges in managing regulatory compliance in an environment where regulation constantly evolves. Moreover, the sector moves so fast that it is hard for regulation to keep up with the pace of technological development.
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At the beginning of the year, in our fashion predictions we put artificial intelligence (“AI”) at the top of the fashion agenda and ‒ yes, no magic sphere needed! ‒ we were actually right.
Technology has had a huge impact on the fashion industry and in the last year all the retail giants took an algorithmic approach to fashion. After Amazon’s Echo Look app which gives feedback or recommendations on your outfits and Zara’s interactive fitting rooms, with mirrors recognizing the clothes that you are wearing and suggesting others to match them based on style, color and mood, also Yoox explored the potential of AI.
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Prompted by the increasing interest for the use of cloud outsourcing solutions within the banking industry, the European Banking Authority (“EBA“) has recently issued the final recommendations on the use of cloud service providers by financial institutions (“Recommendations“), which will be applicable as of 1 July 2018.
As “fashion shades and only style remains”, here you have our (hopefully stylish) guess on the top five fashion predictions for this year.
The European General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is leading to a change culture, which will increase not only data protection but also security awareness.
Connected insurance is not only about data protection (see here our previous post). When dealing with connected devices and technologies, it is obviously necessary to fully assess the device, including its marketability standards.
Follow-us tomorrow at 4:00 PM for the seminar on Cybersecurity and Big Data. The seminar has been organised by the GIOIN – Gasperini Open Innovation Network and will be held at the Fondazione Agnelli in Turin. We will address GDPR and cybersecurity, including data governance and practical suggestions.