The future connected landscape
WiredBrief: The modern platform, connecting you to the connected world.

WiBrief was created for the uses and delights of technology enthusiasts across the world. But, even if you don’t see yourself as being much of a technologist, or an ‘enthusiast’, if you have been able to make it this far; having successfully worked the ‘internet’, navigated ‘the google’ and crash-navigated yourself to our web page – we think there is still hope.

WiBrief has been set up to inform readers of all caliber about highly relevant and exciting technology using our unique, modern and innovative ‘brief’ style format to do this, placing the development of new technologies within their broader legal and social contexts.

Ultimately, we aim to empower society by bringing the connected world to your fingertips no matter what your background is. And in doing so, fulfill our grand mission of:

1.) Educating the public: about significant technological advancements

2.) Promoting Transparency: of important legislative and policy discussions, to improve public awareness and encourage greater accountability of key stakeholders and

3.) Improving Accessibility: of complex technical topics, by breaking them down and presenting them in a way that makes reading and learning about technology exciting and great (‘again’).

WiredBrief is highly recommended if you are an: 

  • Avid reader

  • Educator or Student

  • Tech Enthusiast

  • Regulatory or Government organisation

  • Researcher

  • Tech Lawyer

  • Part of a Tech Company

  • Tech/Data Specialist

  • Or Just generally curious.

Welcome to Your Briefs

Algorithmic Bias | Towards greater Transparency, Fairness and Representation in automated systems design

Algorithmic Bias | Towards greater Transparency, Fairness and Representation in automated systems design

Could you be a victim of algorithmic discrimination without even realising it?

​​Algorithms are increasingly being used in more settings than ever before and they are often relied upon to make snap decisions on future events, based of patterns found in historic data.

Understandably though, whilst the potential for automation and predictive analytics in decision making is vast; A rise in the adoption of algorithms has also brought with it increased risks of over reliance and social harm as algorithms continue to take an ever more prominent role in our lives.

AMZN.O’s recruiting algorithm and the the use of AI algorithms by the police are just two examples that have helped cast a spotlight on the falibility of automated system design. Most importantly, depending on how they are created, algorithmic errors can to not only reflect present and historic social issues, but aggravate them also. These risks and effects, will need to be closely monitored to prevent repeating human errors in an irreversible way.

Join WiBrief In this latest article where we adopt a case study approach to deep dive into recent high profile cases of algorithmic use and misuse:

We cover:
1. What are algorithms,
2. The algorithmic problem – systematising bias in code,
3. What is ‘Algorithmic Bias’ and the different types of bias,
4. AMZN.O’S recruitment Case study
5. The Legal Context
6.The Social Context
7. Outlook: The need for standardising an approach for detecting and measuring algorithmic Bias.
8. Key takeaways

Read the full article here:

If you enjoyed this article, then look out for our upcoming coverage of the recent changes in AI Regulations, covered by AI WAVES

Read the full article here.


AI | FinTech – Forget scorecards and turn your credit scoring into a money-making machine [VIDEO]

WiredBrief are delighted to bring to you an exciting event hosted by AI Waves, which looks at Nextbanks AI driven FinTech credit scoring solution and its ground-breaking implications for the financial sector.

Fundamentals - Drones

2021 UK Drone Ownership – The Law and Best Practice Tips

Someone has just very generously gifted you a Drone and you are excited to try it out. You and the Drone are both charged and ready to venture out on your first test flight to the smooth backdrop of Sinatra. Teeming with ideas you step outside. Suddenly however, you remember,


New AI Data Analytics toolkit launched by ICO

Top Story: The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has recently just published a new data analytics toolkit. The toolkit is expected to help organisational users of ‘Data analytics’ better understand whether their AI and Data Analytics practises, are compliant with relevant data protection regimes. This brief looks at the ICO’s toolkit and

An introduction to Blockchain and Crypto Assets


Have you ever wondered how Blockchain could transform the world and how companies are using its transformative power to bring about social change?

The consequences of the recent COVID-19 pandemic have allowed Blockchain to quickly rise in prominence over the past year to become one of the most prolific technologies on the market in 2021, but little is still known about it.

Join us at this exciting event where we will be covering:






The European Commission has delivered a new risk-assessment framework for trustworthy Artificial Intelligence (AI).

The new Risk-Assessment Framework provides practical guidance for Developers and Programmers who are building AI. A key consideration of the Risk-Assessment, was the innovations impacts on core human rights.

Check out this latest ‘Brief’ which looks at the main aspects of the European Commission’s Risk-Assessment Framework, outlining its key features whilst also bringing in some analysis from recent developments in tech.


COVID-19 and The Future of Work with F-LEX

Manchester Legal Hackers and F-LEX take a look at the world of work in life after COVID-19. Have you ever tried to explain your career plans or studies to your parents or grandparents? It’s common to experience blank, confused or amused reactions because each generation has seen huge shifts in


Legal Technology and its applications and implications for regulation and practice

Are you interested in finding out more about: the applications of Legal Technology to delivering social justice during the Covid 19 pandemic, the ICO’s approach to the regulation of novel IT solutions, such as the UKs recently created contract tracing app, or how the Manchester law and technology initiative is

Developments at yale

The ‘Notre-Dame tipping point’ – A study of key events in Biotechnology, what it means to be alive and whether things will actually ever be the same once the ‘fire’ has passed

Break through developments in Biotechnology concerning the recent restoration of ‘pig brains’ at Yale and the growth of organic robots at Cornell suggest that what it means to be ‘alive’ and human might not be as clearly cut out as first thought.

This ‘Brief’ delves into the studies placing them into their legal and social contexts whilst providing perspective on the difficult questions and issues they also raise.


Why UK Road Traffic Law needs to be modernized before self-driving cars hit the roads – or us.

This latest article takes a look at current UK road traffic law and examines its suitability for regulating vehicle accidents involving self-driving vehicles. But notably whilst the law has traditionally been focused on placing liability on human ‘drivers’ who have until recently been at the heart of most road traffic accidents, would it still be right or even fair to argue the same in light of the growing capabilities of highly autonomous self-driving vehicles?