The House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence was formed to “to consider the economic, ethical and social implications of advances in artificial intelligence." and is chaired by Lord Clement-Jones.
The Committee's inquiry into artificial intelligence concluded that the UK is in a strong position to be among the world leaders in the development of artificial intelligence during the twenty first century. Britain contains leading AI companies, a dynamic academic research culture, a vigorous start-up ecosystem and a constellation of legal, ethical, financial and linguistic strengths located in close proximity to each other. Artificial intelligence, handled carefully, could be a great opportunity for the British economy. In addition, AI presents a significant opportunity to solve complex problems and potentially improve productivity, which the UK is right to embrace. Their recommendations are designed to support the Government and the UK in realising the potential of AI for our society and our economy, and to protect society from potential threats and risks. The Committee considered five key questions:
Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence Report of Session 2017–19: AI in the UK - ready, willing and able? [pdf]
This event at the House of Lords introduces attendees to policy makers and their thoughts on developments in artificial intelligence and is an opportunity to network with fellow professionals.
On 26th March IPF and FICCI hosted the first in a series of lectures on Legal Reforms in India. The first session focussed on Intellectual Property reforms hosted by Rosenblatt Group and offered attendees a chance to learn about the latest developments in India's IP laws and network with fellow professionals.
Mr. Ajit Mishra is Rosenblatt Group's Partner & Head of India Practice since October 2017. Previously he has led the India desk for two major City based law firms and was Managing Partner of Fox Mandal’s London office. A dual qualified corporate lawyer in both India and England & Wales, Ajit has a strong track record in corporate and commercial law, specialising in cross-border foreign direct investment laws. Ajit joined Rosenblatt as they have identified India as one of the fastest growing economies in the world and has emerged as one of the most attractive destinations for investments and doing business.
Dr. Alka Chawla, a PhD in Copyright Law from the University of Delhi has been teaching the subject of Intellectual property in Faculty of Law, University of Delhi for almost three decades. She figured in the “Top hundred powerful women in Law” list released by the world IP Forum in 2017. She is nominated as a “National expert on Intellectual Property “ by the European Trade and Business Council, Mentor to the Intellectual Property Protection Organisation, Advisor to National IP Organisation and Member Education Committee, FICCI. Dr. Alka has authored two books on Copyright Law published by Macmillan and Lexis Nexis and written a number of articles and research papers in reputed journals. She is the author of a well acknowledged report on Counterfeiting and Piracy in India, for the OECD. She has been a resource person for seminars, workshops and courses conducted by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), US Patent and Trademark Office, University Grants Commission (UGC) etc.
The presentation covered the following topics:
Impact of Government Policy on Immigration, Education & Youth Mobility from India
13th March 2019, High Commission of India, London
The High Commission of India in the UK in partnership with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI UK) and Indian Professionals Forum (IPF) organized an Interactive Session on “Impact of Government Policy on Immigration, Education & Youth Mobility from India” at the India House. The session included a panel discussion reviewing the report and making specific suggestions and recommendation as it affects immigration and attracts key skilled workers from India.
While welcoming the delegates Mr. Manish Singh, Minister (Economic), High Commission of India shared that the large number of Indian Companies that operate in the UK, contribute not just to the GDP but also to the job market. He added that a conducive immigration policy is on the top of the agenda for bilateral discussions between India and UK.