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Artificial Intelligence is the fourth industrial revolution Lexology

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is able to impact almost everything in much the same way electricity did in the early 1900s by replacing steam powered machines. For example, AI can transform FinTech, healthcare, logistics, search engines, etc. The obvious advantages of AI are that errors are reduced, repetitive one second human thought tasks are replaceable (e.g. is that a dog or cat in the photo), scalability and continuous operation. AI is also able to surpass human level capability such as quickly deriving insights from large volumes of data. The benefits to the user include more personalised service (e.g. more targeted advertising to increase sales) and feedback on user behaviour for R&D teams to develop new products/services or improve existing products/services.


Amazon patents a robot that can tailor clothes

Daily Mail

Amazon sells clothes, delivers them to your door and can even give fashion tips via the Echo Look. Soon though, it may be able to make bespoke clothes for every customer using glow-in-the-dark technology and measurements provided online. A new patent describes technology that would use fluorescent inks to guide the machinery that prints, cuts and assembles clothes instantly. It is the latest in a series of developments from Amazon to expand into the manufacture of clothing, as well as its selling and distribution. Amazon has filed a patent that would use glow-in-the-dark inks to guide and machines in making clothes.


Microsoft Patents 'Mind Control' For Apps

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Sensor-equipped headbands could leverage neurological data to allow users to open and operate apps with their thoughts, no gestures required. Hands-free, brain-controlled virtual environments are coming, as startups work to "hack" the human mind and use brain data to control prosthetic limbs, keyboards, and other machines. Now, a new patent from Microsoft (granted January 8th) highlights a device that would decode EEG readings to allow users to launch and operate certain apps using their minds. Download this presentation from the CB Insights Innovation Summit to see the technologies, business models and distribution innovations that you should watch for in the next 5 to 10 years. Users would "train" the device to recognize how their neuro signals respond when they focus on a certain object, and algorithms would learn from their brains' behavior.


IBM sets new patent record with AI and blockchain projects

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International Business Machines Corp. was once again awarded the largest number of U.S. patents in 2017, as the company pushes into blockchain and artificial intelligence technologies. IBM, No. 11 in the B2B E-Commerce 300, received 9,043 patents in 2017, breaking the record it set in 2016, the company said Tuesday. A lot of the research that IBM conducts may not translate to immediate business gains, and it could take years before patents turn into a product that pays off. The company also invests in exploratory research unrelated to business lines and goals. Despite winning the most patents for the 25th straight year, IBM is struggling to turn itself around.


Protecting Artificial Intelligence IP: Patents, Trade Secrets, or Copyrights? Lexology

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The Situation: Artificial intelligence ("AI") technology is exploding across virtually all industries. Technology companies are innovating at warp speed, and even companies that do not principally identify as "technology companies" are becoming increasingly "high tech" in how they deliver goods and services. Innovation is outpacing the law--many aspects of AI legal protection are still open questions. The Result: With innovation comes imitation … and infringement and misappropriation. Companies must be vigilant in protecting and enforcing their intellectual property ("IP") rights in AI. Looking Ahead: The time is now to devise a legal strategy to protect IP in AI. Such strategy should consider not only patent protection but also copyrights and trade secrets. The term "artificial intelligence" was coined more than 60 years ago and since has been the subject of countless science fiction books and movies. Just a few months ago, Blade Runner 2049 hit the theaters as a sequel to the ...


Amazon patents an AR mirror so you can try on virtual clothes

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Augmented reality is getting ready to help you look your very best; Amazon has patented a mirror that dresses you in virtual clothes. The patent, first spotted by GeekWire, provides a'blended reality' view of yourself wearing stylish outfits in virtual locations. A camera at the top of the mirror tracks the user's body and then a screen behind the reflective panel works with projects to illuminate the picture. You could, for example, visit a virtual beach and then have the mirror dress you for the part with virtual t-shirts and shorts that follow you as you walk around. It's not too unlike a Snapchat filter that paints over your face, for example.


IBM breaks patent record with 25th straight year in top spot

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NEW YORK/WASHINGTON – IBM Corp. was once again awarded the highest number of U.S. patents in 2017, as the company pushes into blockchain and artificial intelligence technologies. IBM received 9,043 patents in 2017, breaking the record it set in 2016, the company said Tuesday. A lot of the research that IBM conducts may not translate to immediate business gains, and it could take years before patents turn into a product that pays off. The company also invests in exploratory research unrelated to business lines and goals. Despite winning the most patents for the 25th straight year, IBM is struggling to turn itself around.


IBM breaks patent record in 25th straight year as No 1

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IBM received 9,043 patents in 2017, breaking the record it set in 2016, the company said on Tuesday. A lot of the research that IBM conducts may not translate to immediate business gains, and it could take years before patents turn into a product that pays off. The company also invests in exploratory research unrelated to business lines and goals. Despite winning the most patents for the 25th straight year, IBM is struggling to turn itself around. Slowing sales in older business lines have hurt total revenue, while growth in newer areas - including cloud, AI and cybersecurity software - hasn't yet closed the gap.


Machine Learning Fuels U.S. Patent Surge

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Technology innovators intensified efforts over the last year to secure intellectual property rights on transformative technologies ranging from AI to blockchain platforms. While IBM maintained its overwhelming lead in U.S. patent awards, Chinese manufacturers continue to make steady progress gaining control of IP while the growth rate for patent awards in machine learning soared. An annual patent survey released by IFI Claims Patent Services found that machine-learning patent applications are among the fastest growing categories. Larry Cady, a senior analyst with IFI, estimates the patent category that includes machine learning and neural networks grew at a 34 percent annual rate over the last five years. "I don't see that trend slowing," Cady added in an interview.


IBM racks up record number of patents with AI & blockchain innovations

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IBM gained 1,400 patents in artificial intelligence during 2017. A cyber attack is every CTO's worst phobia, and no company could be more acutely aware of security breaches this week than IBM. Amid the chaos of worse-than-expected Intel vulnerabilities – for which IBM will release firmware updates on Tuesday – the US conglomerate has surpassed its record for the number of patents granted in a year. Despite Spectre and Meltdown woes from Intel, IBM inventors obtained 9,043 patents in 2017, more than any other company in the US for the 25th year in a row. Cybersecurity experts at the firm were granted 1,200 patents last year, including one programme which uses AI bots to bait hackers into email exchanges and websites which expend criminal resources and ultimately frustrate scams.