Krista L. Cox writes for Above the Law about Artificial Intelligence And IP in the first of a multipart series of articles.
“AI today is pretty incredible and prevalent in everyday interactions, from using Apple’s Siri as a personal assistant to interacting with Amazon’s Alexa at home to using chatbots on social media. As better algorithms are developed, broader data sets are provided for training, these systems continue to learn, and we have improved outputs. In 2016, for example, “The Next Rembrandt” project produced an impressive “new Rembrandt” painting more than 400 years after the master artist died. While the creators of the project acknowledge that the computer-created Rembrandt wouldn’t fool an art expert, it is still a remarkable display of machine-learning and output. As AI improves to the point where it can create art works, write newspaper articles, create new songs, or produce full-length movie scripts and novels, a number of intellectual property questions arise.”