Can Procurement Be Used to Effectively Regulate AI?
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.