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27 April 2018 | Soulier Avocats

Will AI spell the end of human work?

The issue of the impact of artificial intelligence (“AI”) on the workplace unleashes fierce passions: Some fear – sometimes rightly – a massive destruction of jobs in the coming years because of the emergence of AI. Others are more moderate and rather anticipate an evolution in the way we work, through the adaptation and redefinition […]

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28 February 2018 | Soulier Avocats

What type of software is to be considered as a medical device according to the CJEU?

In a judgment dated December 7, 2017, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) recalled the criteria to be applied to determine whether software constitutes a medical device. According to the findings of the CJEU, software that permits the use of data specific to a patient in particular to detect contraindications, drug interactions […]

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30 January 2018 | Soulier Avocats

Handbook on the new transparency and fairness requirements imposed on operators of digital platforms since January 1, 2018

Two of the three Decrees adopted on September 29, 2017 in furtherance of the Law for a digital Republic came into force on January 1, 2018. This provides the opportunity to recall the new transparency and fairness requirements imposed on operators of digital platforms. Since January 1, 2018 new requirements apply to some websites, as […]

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30 October 2017 | Soulier Avocats

Digital platforms: New provisions on the obligation to provide information to consumers

With a view to tightening digital platforms’ transparency and loyalty towards consumers, three Decrees published on September 29, 2017 have clarified the information requirements imposed on the operators of such platforms. Some of the measures introduced by the Decrees must be implemented by January 1, 2018. Adopted in furtherance of the provisions on the transparency […]

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30 August 2017 | Soulier Avocats

AI and the end of lawyers: Myth or reality?

Jean-Gabriel Ganascia defines Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) as “the discipline in computer science that seeks to develop machines that mimic the superior faculties of intelligence”[1]. In practice, when applied to the legal industry, AI could be used for a number of tasks, including, but not limited to, the generation of legal documentation, the definition of strategies […]

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