The author of this article argues we are fast approaching a time when artificial intelligence (AI) invents things its human creators cannot. But how do we award a patent to a machine that has created something?
This article by Lachlan Gilbert, writing for UNSW Newsroom, makes the following points:
- Our laws lag behind technology, and patent law is currently inadequate to deal with current situations.
- In a commentary published in Nature, two leading academics from UNSW Sydney examine the implications of patents being awarded to an AI entity.
- The case revolves around a machine called DABUS (Device for the Autonomous Bootstrapping of Unified Sentience).
- DABUS has been named the inventor of two products—a food container that helps with insulation and stacking and a flashing light for attracting attention in emergencies.
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Source: University of NSW (UNSW)
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