Let us just start for a second by realizing even the concept that machines could now be inventing new things, instead of us humans. Let’s also realize for a second that if machine learning become truly scaled, Humanity may have invented it’s last invention. We now hand over the reigns of research and innovation to artificial intelligent systems. This in itself is fascinating, exciting, scary to some, and a significant leap forward for our Civilization.
Reference article in Gizmodo.com https://gizmodo.com/should-artificial-intelligence-be-credited-as-an-invent-1836920203
So therefore, if this is truly the case, should patents be awarded to artificial intelligence systems, instead of a human creator? If not, then one could suggest that anything invented by machines are automatically part of the common domain for anyone to utilize and exploit as deemed necessary. This possess serious challenges to the legal patent system we currently have in place.
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