AI System ‘Should Be Recognized as Inventor’

August 5, 2019

(BBC) – An artificial intelligence system should be recognised as the inventor of two ideas in patents filed on its behalf, a team of academics says. The AI has designed interlocking food containers that are easy for robots to grasp and a warning light that flashes in a rhythm that is hard to ignore. Patents offices insist innovations are attributed to humans – to avoid legal complications that would arise if corporate inventorship were recognised. The academics say this is “outdated”.