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Artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics

At Navas & Cusí we have always defended new technologies, we have embraced them as pioneers in our organisation and we have been experts in the application of legislation and legal defence of these disruptive technologies. We have more than 35 years of experience behind us, and the fact that two generations of the family work simultaneously means that the voice of experience is added to the entrepreneurial spirit.
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Artificial intelligence, what is it?

Artificial intelligence is one of the most disruptive technologies – or technological applications – we encounter today, but defining it is extremely complex. The term artificial intelligence is nothing new, but was coined in 1956 and has had applications as diverse as household cleaning, children’s toys, finance, telecommunications, and the growing field of medicine and pharmaceuticals.

Today we are living in a kind of industrial revolution 2.0, in which the application of AI, machine learning, and robotics are changing the way companies operate and develop. In this regard, we must highlight the efforts being made by the European Union to lead and support initiatives and projects in this regard.

As an example of this, the European Union has earmarked several million euros for development and has even created its own definition of Artificial Intelligence, which is “AI refers to systems designed by humans, which have a complex objective and which act in the physical or digital world through the perception of their environment, interpreting the data collected, reasoning the knowledge obtained from this data and deciding the best actions to take. Artificial intelligence systems can also be designed to learn to adapt their behavior by analyzing how their environment is affected by their previous actions”.

Artificial intelligence is also applied in robotics, as artificial intelligence and machine learning technology are integrated into robotic systems, with artificial intelligence being the fundamental piece of the system applied to a mechanical system/application that without the intelligence component would not be able to perform its activity autonomously or semi-autonomously.

What are the legal implications of artificial intelligence, robotics, and machine learning systems?

Any disruptive technique is in a complicated place, as until legislation is adapted to its new reality, it is limited by rules that are not designed to support disruption, such as the solution to the famous “Responsibility gap”, for example.

Fortunately, this legislative asymmetry is mitigated in this area through the efforts of the European Union and the member states, who want to turn the European Union into a place of reference for AI; an example of this is all the efforts, subsidies, and programs created in this sense, both in the 2020 horizon and in the 2023 and 2025 plans.

What can Navas & Cusí do?

At N&C we provide comprehensive advice and offer a range of services to cover all legal needs, such as intellectual property, legal defense, advice on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), or legal consultancy and lobbying at the EU level.

The firm is located in Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, and Brussels, providing extensive national and intra-EU advice, appreciating the importance of innovation in EU law.

If you have any doubts or require advice related to artificial intelligence, machine learning, or robotics, do not hesitate to contact our specialists. Navas & Cusí offers advice to both individuals and companies, both nationally and internationally, with one of its specialties being European Union law and Community integrity.