C-Suite Insights 29th September 2021

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Artificial intelligence liability: the rules are changing


London School of Economics


The law has been relatively slow to regulate artificial intelligence, but the rules are evolving. An important question is whether an AI company can be held liable for malfunctioning AI.


A company’s liability for its AI depends on whether a defect was present upon the AI release and whether, in the EU at least, the application is “high-risk.”


In 2019 the EU released Liability for Artificial Intelligence and other Emerging Technologies. The document explains that some applications of AI will warrant strict liability - such as in the case of persons operating “AI-driven robots in public places.” Manufacturers of products that incorporate emerging digital technology - including AI - should, as with other products, be “liable for damage caused by defects in their products[.]” The manufacturer can be liable “even if the defect was caused by changes made to the product [so long as it was still] under the producer’s control.”


AI liability road rules in the US and EU are developing. One thing is clear: under what circumstances a company will be liable for its AI depends on whether a defect was present upon the AI’s release and whether, in the EU at least, the application is “high-risk.”


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What does the future of work look like after COVID-19?


Hudson RPO


This report examines the future of work after COVID-19. Based on in-depth conversations across the EMEA region, it identifies three trends:

  1. Increased uptake and implementation of technology in interviewing and onboarding
  2. A mentality shift around presenteeism
  3. The importance of candidate experience

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How to turn everyday stress into ‘optimal stress’


McKinsey & Company


There is nothing inherently negative about the physiological side of stress. Stress gives us the physical energy and mental focus we need to respond to important situations.


But when managed badly stress causes wide-ranging problems. By reframing how we think about stress, and by striving to optimise rather than minimise it, we can convert stress into learning, growth, and better performance.


This comprehensive article gives tips for dealing with personal stress and for de-stressing people you work with and manage.


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