On 18 March 2024 at 15:00 UK, Avi Gesser and Martha Hirst from the Debevoise Data Strategy and Security Group, in conjunction with the AI UK 2024 symposium, presented on the regulatory developments, and associated governance risks, relating to AI use. The presentation included practical guidance that can support businesses’ ability to use AI agilely within a developing regulatory landscape.

The proliferation of AI tools and rapid pace of AI adoption have led to calls for new regulation at all levels. However, there is significant divergence in approaches and progress among different jurisdictions and regulators. In addition, businesses need to be mindful of the existing body of non-AI regulations that may also apply in this area, such as the GDPR. Despite these challenges, constituents agree that the full benefits of AI can only be realised by ensuring that AI is developed and used responsibly, fairly, securely, and transparently. We therefore stand at the threshold of a new period of increased AI regulation and scrutiny.

This non-technical presentation covered:

  • The AI concerns that are currently top-of-mind for regulators;
  • What the regulatory landscape looks like in the short and long term, including the unique challenges of developing a regulatory compliance strategy across borders, and in the face of potentially divergent regimes; and
  • Emerging hallmarks of responsible AI governance and compliance, and practices to consider adopting now.

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Avi Gesser is Co-Chair of the Debevoise Data Strategy & Security Group. His practice focuses on advising major companies on a wide range of cybersecurity, privacy and artificial intelligence matters. He can be reached at agesser@debevoise.com.


Martha Hirst is an associate in Debevoise's Litigation Department based in the London office. She is a member of the firm’s White Collar & Regulatory Defense Group, and the Data Strategy & Security practice. She can be reached at mhirst@debevoise.com.