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Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property: Transatlantic Approaches

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The World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) held its third "Conversation on Intellectual Property and Artificial Intelligence" on November 4, 2020, to discuss its revised issues paper on Intellectual Property Policy and Artificial Intelligence. Public bodies in the United States, United Kingdom, and European Union have each recently published reports on the interrelationship of AI on IP policy. In October 2020, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published a report, Public Views on Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property Policy, on two formal requests for comments, and the European Parliament published a report on intellectual property rights for the development of AI technologies. In September 2020, the UK's Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) published a call for views on the policy considerations and future relationship between AI and IP. Courts in each jurisdiction have so far rejected the suggestion that AI has its own legal personality.


The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on International Trade - TradeVistas

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Artificial intelligence (AI) stands to have a transformative impact on international trade. Already, specific applications in areas such as data analytics and translation services are reducing barriers to trade. At the same time, there are challenges in the development of AI that international trade rules could address. General AI refers to systems that can self-learn from experience with "humanlike breadth" and surpass human performance on tasks. General AI raises broad existential concerns, but remains a technology in the distant future.


Regulation of Artificial Intelligence in Europe and Japan

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Enterprises around the world are rapidly incorporating artificial intelligence (AI) into existing and new products and processes. This effort is not just to improve such offerings and services, but to achieve a qualitatively higher level of capability not possible before. It is clear that AI carries the potential for many new opportunities, across all industries, but it is also already recognized that it brings numerous risks as well. As with any technology, senior management and board directors need to be aware of both the opportunity and the risk in order to successfully and responsibly manage the enterprise. The opportunities are great--AI can assist in robotic process automation (RPA), machine learning, natural language processing, finding new drugs and therapies, and will be essential for driverless transportation--but if the risks are downplayed or overlooked, there can be serious reputational and/or legal consequences.


Regulation of Artificial Intelligence in Europe and Japan

#artificialintelligence

Enterprises around the world are rapidly incorporating artificial intelligence (AI) into existing and new products and processes. This effort is not just to improve such offerings and services, but to achieve a qualitatively higher level of capability not possible before. It is clear that AI carries the potential for many new opportunities, across all industries, but it is also already recognized that it brings numerous risks as well. As with any technology, senior management and board directors need to be aware of both the opportunity and the risk in order to successfully and responsibly manage the enterprise. The opportunities are great--AI can assist in robotic process automation (RPA), machine learning, natural language processing, finding new drugs and therapies, and will be essential for driverless transportation--but if the risks are downplayed or overlooked, there can be serious reputational and/or legal consequences.


WIPO Begins Public Consultation Process on Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property Policy

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The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) today launched a public consultation process on artificial intelligence (AI) and intellectual property (IP) policy, inviting feedback on an issues paper designed to help define the most-pressing questions likely to face IP policy makers as AI increases in importance. Beginning December 13, 2019, WIPO published its issues paper with a call for comments from the widest-possible global audience. It is the latest step in WIPO's response to the ongoing interaction of AI with the IP system, including the use of AI applications in IP administration. "Artificial intelligence is set to radically alter the way in which we work and live, with great potential to help us solve common global challenges, but it is also prompting policy questions and challenges," said WIPO Director General Francis Gurry. Machine learning relies on information in the form of electronic data, which is also at the heart of intellectual property and innovation in a global digital economy.