DSBA Webinar April 24th – Legal Perspectives on generative AI

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Legal perspectives on generative AI – from contracts to defamation to reshaping the future of practice .

24 April 2024

Via Webinar


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Charlie Carroll is a partner in A&L Goodbody’s Corporate and M&A group. Charlie has a strong track record with a focus on equity capital markets, private company transactional and corporate finance related work in addition to commercial, contractual and corporate governance matters across a range of sectors. Charlie is also the Head of ALG Solutions, A&L Goodbody’s unique offering to clients which is made up of over 70 experienced legal and business professionals. The systems and capabilities which the team at ALG Solutions offer are relevant across a broad range of business and legal challenges to help clients solve complex transactional, regulatory and investigation matters and in doing so the team use its advanced capabilities to design, plan, resource and deliver innovative and cost-effective solutions for clients.

Charlie’s talk will address: The Journey so far: Background to and recent developments in GenAI Revolution or Evolution: The opportunities for using GenAI in law Future Practice: What areas of law are most likely to be reshaped by GenAI

Barry Scannell is a leading AI law expert in the Technology Group of top-ranked law firm, William Fry, and member of the Irish Government’s Artificial Intelligence Advisory Council. He specialises in artificial intelligence (AI), copyright, IP, technology law and data protection. Barry is the former Director of Legal Affairs & Regulatory Compliance of one of Ireland’s leading music organisations, and has specialist knowledge and expertise in copyright law, with very strong music industry experience, particularly in the area of music licensing and media contracts. Barry is one of the foremost experts in Ireland on issues relating to AI particularly regarding copyright, currently researching a PhD on the subject. He has Chaired and sat on various international music industry committees dealing with AI, data protection and copyright. He currently sits on the Law Society of Ireland’s IP & Technology Committee.

Barry’s talk will address:  contractual considerations for AI systems including liability clauses, indemnities, and warranties. How AI impacts Intellectual Property positions for Inputs and Outputs. Give Pointers for conducting initial due diligence and risk assessments on potential AI systems. Governance and Oversight Procedures for AI system management for in-house legal teams.

Michael O’Doherty is a practising barrister, with a special interest in the law governing new technologies. He is the author of Internet Law, published by Bloomsbury Professional, which is the only legal text dealing with the law concerning online behaviour, as it engages with issues such as defamation, harassment, privacy, data protection, employment and intellectual property. He is the co-founder of MIDBA – the Media, Internet and Data Protection Bar Association – which runs regular seminars for legal professionals with an interest in those areas of law, with recent events including “Artificial Intelligence – the key legal issues”, and  “How to combat Online Fraud.” Michael also lectures on Internet Law in the UCD Sutherland School of Law and King’s Inns, gives regular talks to legal professionals on the developing law concerning the internet and social media, and helped create the recent “Social Media and the Law” course for the Law Society of Ireland.

Michael’s talk will address the areas of publication and defamation in the context of a generative AI tool, and the difficulties in having false claims removed by those affected.

Conference Information

Date:                24 April 2024

Time:                12.00pm to 2.00pm

Location:          VIA WEBINAR


Fees:                € 130.00 Member

€ 240.00 Non-Member


CPD:                2 Hours Group Study