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AI and diversity and inclusion – Creating an inclusive culture powered by technology

June 15, 2022

Disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence (or AI) and machine learning are opening up new ways to derive novel insights and augment decision making for more diverse and inclusive workplaces.

Demise of the machines: Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia overturns ruling on artificial intelligence as a patent ‘inventor’

May 05, 2022

After a somewhat surprising victory in the Federal Court last year (about which we wrote in our article ‘Rise of the Machines’), the hopes that an artificial intelligence machine, nicknamed DABUS, could be named as the inventor on a patent application have now been dashed by the Full Court. In short, the Full Court upheld an appeal by the Commissioner, ultimately finding that Dr Thaler’s patent application had indeed lapsed for failure to name an ‘inventor’ as required by the relevant regulations.

Copyright protection for AI-created work?

March 21, 2022

Artificial intelligence (AI) systems are capable of creating a wide range of artistic, musical, and literary works and inventions without human involvement. These AI creations raise challenges to intellectual property (IP) frameworks.

AI inventorship on the horizon: DABUS comes to Canada

February 09, 2022

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) recently provided a first glimpse into how it will treat the issue of AI inventorship.

European commission considers new civil liability rules for the digital age and artificial intelligence

February 03, 2022

In October 2021, the European Commission launched a public consultation (Consultation) on adapting liability rules to the digital age and artificial intelligence (AI).

UK Government asks for the public’s views on how to deal with AI and IP rights

December 16, 2021

Following its call for views on AI and the IP framework in early 2021, the UK Government has released another consultation on AI and IP rights.

The year that was for DABUS, the world’s first AI ‘inventor’

December 13, 2021

While many of us (in Australia at least), have spent the better part of the last two years locked down, sitting on the couch waiting out the COVID-19 pandemic, judges and patent examiners around the world have been busy grappling with questions ranging from the mundane (legislative interpretation) to the existential (what it means to be ‘a creator’ ).

AI Regulation of financial institutions: EU and beyond

December 09, 2021

Regulation of artificial intelligence is on the way in many regions across the globe. The EU Commission has proposed an AI regulation that would apply to financial institutions, and governments elsewhere are considering their own regulatory responses.

New Singapore Copyright Exception will propel AI revolution

November 15, 2021

Copyright, one of the fundamental intellectual property rights, grants the owner of copyright rights and control over the expression of ideas that are reduced to tangible forms such as literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works.

AI Inventorship on the Horizon: Part 3

November 04, 2021

In this last instalment of our three part blog series, we consider the policy and legal implications of permitting or prohibiting AI to be an inventor, with a focus on the Canadian context.