Can Procurement Be Used to Effectively Regulate AI?

Tue, 30 May, 2023 9:00am - 11:00am

Please join the University of Bristol Law School and the GW Law Government Procurement Law Program for the second webinar in their two-part series addressing the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in government procurement.

AI regulation and governance is a global challenge starting to generate different responses in the EU, US, and other jurisdictions. Despite this regulatory gap, the public sector is quickly adopting AI solutions for a wide range of activities and public services.

This webinar will provide an opportunity to take a hard look at the likely effectiveness of AI regulation by contract through procurement and its implications for the commercialization of public governance, focusing on key issues such as:

  • The interaction between tender design, technical standards, and negotiations.
  • The challenges of designing, monitoring, and enforcing contractual clauses capable of delivering effective 'regulation by contract' in the AI space.
  • The tension between the commercial value of tailored contractual design and the regulatory value of default clauses and standard terms.
  • The role of procurement disputes and litigation in shaping AI regulation by contract.
  • The alternative regulatory option of establishing mandatory prior approval by an independent regulator of projects involving AI adoption by the public sector.
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