Silicon Angle: As Adoption of Artificial Intelligence Accelerates, Can The Technology Be Trusted?

Posted on 27th March 2020

Access Partnership’s Asia & US Senior Policy Manager Xiaomeng Lu was quoted by Silicon Angle on the trust issues surrounding AI: “There are challenges ahead of us. We can’t run away. We have to tackle them head on.”

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Broadband Breakfast: Panelist at Information Technology and Innovation Foundation Event Say Deepfakes Are a Double-Edged Sword

Posted on 26th March 2020

On the back of the recent ITIF panel, Access Partnership’s Head of Data & Trust, Michael Clauser, was quoted by Broadband Breakfast: “The “underlying technology” of deepfakes can be used to solve issues by orchestrating and training algorithms when they are missing data. “Draconian laws” for deepfakes would actually be more damaging for the US than helpful”. Read the full story here.

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Law 360: Trump Admin. Eyeing Software Alternatives To Huawei

Posted on 26th March 2020

Access Partnership’s Director for Infrastructure, Chris Adams, spoke to Law360 on open radio access networks (RAN) as an alternative to Huawei equipment: “The idea behind virtual or open RAN — which is gaining popularity as an alternative to specialised Chinese-made RAN equipment — is to separate out the hardware components from the software components. This deconstruction simplifies the physical pieces of equipment so that they’re more versatile, and those basic pieces can then be customised by layering software on top.” Read the full story here.

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Datanami: Busted: Google Remains Atop List of GDPR Fines

Posted on 26th March 2020

Access Partnership’s “Tech Policy Trends in 2020” report was quoted by Datanami: “The Digital Services Act (DSA) promises to be the defining digital regulation of the decade, as it tackles subjects such as the rights of consumers, censorship, the free market and the responsibility of online platforms.” Read the full story here.

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From the Frontline: Tech Response to COVID-19

Posted on 25th March 2020

Our firm is unusual: we support the technology sector but sit in the wider service economy. If we don’t want to add noise to the Covid-19 crisis, we see the importance of showing in real time how tech firms can rise to the challenge.

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The Flavours of Ethical AI in Asia

Posted on 23rd March 2020

The potential harm associated with AI has spurred global discussions among policy-makers in recent years regarding the need to regulate and ‘guide’ AI development. Whilst the EU has officially published its plans to regulate AI last month, across Asia-Pacific, AI regulation is still in its early stages. So far, most of the region’s efforts have been focused on the development of national and sector level principles to guide and support the growth of an ethical AI industry.

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