Artificial Intelligence — From Risk to Reward: Key Questions to Address When Crafting Generative AI Usage Policies

Aug 21 2023

Generative artificial intelligence (AI) has seemingly infiltrated every aspect of corporate America, and organizations’ legal, compliance, and human resources departments are understandably struggling to keep pace with its proliferation. Forward-thinking companies are beginning to implement policies governing the use of these tools, but an off-the-shelf policy not tailored to your unique circumstances could do more harm than good. As an early adopter of generative AI in the law firm community, Troutman Pepper faced these same challenges when crafting the firm’s first generative AI policy, and we quickly realized that our clients could benefit from reviewing some of the key questions we asked ourselves during that process.

Policy Scope and Contours

Current Organizational Usage of, and Comfort With, Generative AI

Governing Legal Environment

Practical Issues With Implementation and Enforcement

We hope this guidance helps to reduce, rather than amplify, the anxiety rightfully felt by many seeking to gain better control over unfettered use of generative AI. If you need assistance devising and executing on your generative AI strategy, Troutman Pepper has a task force of attorneys and technologists on the front lines of generative AI across all major industries and practice areas. Click here to learn more.

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