Common Uses for AI in Beauty & Associated Risks

Kelly Bonner and Agatha Liu of Duane Morris LLP shared their insights and experience with CosmeticsDesign on the risks of incorporating AI technology into business practices, and how can beauty companies protect themselves.

While “today’s AI technology can save a fair amount of time in not only performing conventional services, but also uncovering hidden insight into consumer motivation and behavior,” Liu noted, “on the other hand, today’s AI technology generally lacks transparency and suffers from hallucination and thus still requires a considerable amount of human review.” Therefore, she recommended that “while companies are encouraged to incorporate AI technology into their offerings, they should closely monitor how it is utilized and what it produces and make adjustments or take remedial steps as appropriate.” […]

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Artificial Intelligence Compliance in the Beauty Industry

Duane Morris’ Agatha Liu and Kelly Bonner were interviewed by Personal Care Insights about the challenges and opportunities beauty companies face while using AI to appeal to younger consumer demographics. Below is an excerpt of the article.

How does the competitive landscape of the beauty industry impact businesses’ use of AI technologies, especially when it comes to targeting younger consumer segments?
: The highly competitive nature of the beauty industry, with its desire to appeal to younger consumers, is certainly a key driver in beauty brands embracing AI tools to offer enhanced customer shopping experiences.

Can you provide some context about US AI regulations that the beauty industry should know? What do you expect is coming, especially considering the AI Act in the EU?

Liu: The EU AI Act imposes specific obligations on the providers and deployers of so-called high-risk AI systems, including testing, documentation, transparency and notification duties.

To read the full interview, please visit the Personal Care Insights page.

Beauty and the Artificial Intelligence Beast

Duane Morris partner Agatha Liu spoke with Personal Care Insights on potential risks, including personalization, appearance bias and regulatory compliance, as beauty companies integrate AI technologies.

Can you provide examples of legal issues within the beauty industry due to AI, and how they were addressed?
Liu: Yes, recently we’ve seen a number of class action suits against beauty companies alleging that their VTO tools collect users’ biometric facial information without their informed consent, in violation of Illinois’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), which requires that companies that collect certain biometric data first obtain informed consent before collecting the data, inform consumers about use, retention and destruction policies with respect to biometric data, and take steps to protect it.

Read the full interview on the Personal Care Insights website. 

And the Copyright Registration Goes to… the AI Algorithm or the Machine?

The Copyright Registration Guidance  published by the United States Copyright Office in March mainly addressed whether a human providing simple prompts or other input to an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm could obtain a copyright registration for the output that the AI algorithm generated based on the human input. … Now a few months later, a court has handed out a decision on whether to grant a copyright registration to the AI algorithm in Thaler v. Perlmutter, 1:22-cv-01564 (D.D.C).

Read the full post on the Artificial Intelligence Blog

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