Tuesday, August 30 2022   \  Published by Nature.

Artificial intelligence is breaking patent law

Artificial intelligence is breaking patent law

The patent system assumes that inventors are human. Inventions devised by machines require their own intellectual property law and an international treaty. 

In 2020, a machine-learning algorithm helped researchers to develop a potent antibiotic that works against many pathogens  is also being used to aid vaccine development, drug design, material discovery, space technology and ship design. Within a few years, numerous inventions could involve AI. This is creating one of the biggest threats patent systems have faced. Read more

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