A court in Shenzhen, China, has ruled that an article generated by artificial intelligence (AI) is protected by copyright, according to state news outlet China News Service, representing a notable milestone for AI’s credentials as a creative force.
Regulators are already sniffing around the lawtech scene like flies at a picnic
Interesting piece by Duane Morris in the US who write, “Machine learning is increasing exponentially. As a result, artificial intelligence (AI) now is powering many aspects of our lives. If you ask Siri or Alexa, they will tell you that AI computers are performing surgeries, flying planes, driving cars and winning at games. What’s next? What’s next might include inventions created by AI. Indeed, several months ago, the Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) sought public comments on this topic.”
Legal Tech Companies Need Not Seek Input of Lawyers In Product Development Says LexBlog Founder, Kevin O’Keefe
O’Keefe writes, “I’m not sure legal tech companies, when beginning or when working on new ideas and products. need to or should be seeking the input of lawyers…….I’m serious.
UK Report: Chatham House – The Royal Institute of International Affairs, “AI-driven personalization in digital media: political and societal implications”
This paper seeks to outline the implications of the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI), and more specifically of machine learning (ML), by the old ‘gatekeepers’ – the legacy media – as well as by the new, algorithmic, media – the digital intermediaries – focusing on personalization. Data-driven personalization, despite demonstrating commercial benefits for the companies that deploy it, as well as a purported convenience for consumers, can have individual and societal implications that convenience simply cannot counterbalance.
Article: Copyright, Trademark, and Artificial Intelligence – USPTO Seeking Comments Until 10 January 2020
Back in August 2019, the USPTO published a notice requesting public input on the interplay between patent law and artificial intelligence (AI). In October, the USPTO expanded its notice to extend the inquiry to include copyright, trademark, and other IP rights. The PTO has now extended that deadline for comments until January 10, 2020. 84 FR 66176.