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Navigating Legal Challenges with Generative AI

Barath Chari  (Attorney, WSGR)

Chris Paniewski  (Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati)

Location: Room 207, South Hall

Date: Thursday, March 21

Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass - Get your pass now!

Topic: Business & Marketing

Format: Session

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: All

Generative artificial intelligence continues to break both legal and technical ground as the complexity of this technology grows and users increasingly rely on it to write software and generate new characters, stories, and ideas. Whether and how developers utilize Generative AI may depend on their understanding of the potential legal risks arising from such use and the impact it could have on their ownership of the end product or exposure to litigation. This session will discuss the legal issues raised by Generative AI and practical steps that developers can implement immediately, including:
1. Building your own Generative AI or licensing an existing model
2. Assessing inputs and outputs
3. Copyright infringement, breach of contract, and other legal risks
4. Best practices: managing risks while promoting innovation


Attendees can expect to develop an understanding of the legal issues posed by Generative AI and how it may affect their ownership of or right to use the code, artwork, and other materials produced by Generative AI. Attendees will also learn about intellectual property protections, licensing and data usage, and open source as they each relate to Generative AI.

Intended Audience

This session is applicable to developers of all sizes. Smaller developers will benefit from explanations detailing the complexities of intellectual property usage, licensing, and ownership, while larger developers will benefit from the discussion on developing AI usage policies and the legal risks associated therewith.

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