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We specialise in transactions that involve entities utilising AI tools and diligently vet them to ensure legal compliance and risk mitigation.

At Trilegal, we pride ourselves on our extensive experience and expertise in navigating the legal landscape surrounding cutting-edge and emerging technologies, including niche and upcoming practice areas such as artificial intelligence. As technology continues to evolve rapidly, we understand the significance of staying ahead of the curve and providing our clients with comprehensive legal guidance in this dynamic environment.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) stands at the forefront of the technological revolution, poised to revolutionise industries across the globe. At Trilegal, we recognise the critical role that AI plays and understand its growing indispensability in the near future. Our long-standing experience in this domain uniquely positions us to comprehend the legal implications and challenges associated with AI technologies in India.

Expertise and Advisory on AI

Our firm is adept at advising clients on a wide range of aspects involving AI. We specialise in transactions that involve entities utilising AI tools and diligently vet them to ensure legal compliance and risk mitigation. Additionally, we provide valuable insights into incidental aspects such as intellectual property rights, employment considerations, and data privacy issues arising from the implementation of AI tools.

In line with our commitment to delivering comprehensive legal solutions, we regularly vet cutting-edge products encompassing robotics, AI, machine learning, and deep learning. Our extensive knowledge of the regulatory landscape allows us to assess these products for compliance with applicable laws. By meticulously evaluating their legal implications, we ensure that our clients can confidently navigate the complexities of emerging technologies.

Driving Policy Proposals and Regulatory Frameworks

Collaboration lies at the heart of our approach. We actively engage with government think tanks and industry bodies to shape policy proposals pertaining to the regulatory frameworks surrounding AI. By leveraging our expertise and insights, we contribute to the development of legal guidelines that facilitate responsible and ethical use of AI technologies in India.

Illustrative Examples of Our Work

Our portfolio includes diverse projects that demonstrate our expertise in the legal aspects of AI. Some notable examples include:

  • Advising on structuring for crawling and other AI-enhancing material collection for AI enrichment from an IP and cyber security point of view
  • Analysing material legal risks in the AI, machine learning and robotics sectors and investments in such sectors
  • Advising on automated bot contests in light of Indian regulations around promotional events, contests, consumer protection, etc
  • Advising on legality of use of AI tools for various aspects in the life cycle of a product or service, including customer care (such as the use of personal assistants and AI bots) and advising on AI voice training projects, and drafting terms and forms in relation thereto
  • Advising on the use of AI algorithms from an intellectual property or data privacy perspective
  • Conducting comprehensive legal reviews of smart devices in multiple sectors such as smart alarm monitoring, healthcare, banking and finance and automotive sectors
  • Assistance with the preparation of a comprehensive policy note assessing the NITI Aayog’s views on the regulatory framework for artificial intelligence, particularly the use of facial recognition technology
  • Advising one of the world’s biggest social media companies on policy proposals concerning AI and machine learning as it relates to advertising and monetisation
  • Advising one of the biggest technology companies on an AI tool intended to identify themes and summarised provisions across financial regulations.
  • Advising large outsourcing companies on employee AI-based behaviour analytical tools

Leading the Discourse: Commitment to Knowledge and Publications

At Trilegal, our team of dedicated lawyers thrives on being at the forefront of the ever-evolving AI landscape. We place immense importance on staying abreast of the latest developments and legal nuances in this field. Our lawyers actively engage in continuous learning and research to ensure that we offer the most cutting-edge legal advice to our clients. We take pride in regularly publishing thought-provoking articles and insights that shed light on the legal implications and emerging trends within the realm of AI. Some notable publications by Mr Nikhil Narendran, a Partner in our TMT practice, who has extensive experience in advising on various aspects of AI, include:

  • Lead Author on Chapter on “Accountability” in Responsible AI-A Global Policy Framework, the highly regarded publication on artificial intelligence and law, which was published in May 2019 in Boston and then subsequently released in India in association with FICCI and Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.
  • Chapter on “Big Data in State Possession” in the handbook on Blockchain for Property Governance: A Roll out road map for India published by the India Property Alliance and worked on the Human Technology Foundation’s Technology Governance During Crises with a focus on the use of proximity tracing technologies to combat COVID-19.
  • Co-author of the Accountability Chapter of Green Paper on European Union’s Artificial Intelligence Act.

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