Τhe impact of artificial intelligence on intellectual property rights

October 20, 2020

Artificial Intelligence (AI) refers to those systems of computer science that demonstrate intelligent behavior and are concerned with building smart machines. Some recent headlines refer to paintings produced by machines or drugs discovered by computer programs. The number of enterprises implementing AI technologies has grown by 270 percent over the past four years with a profound impact on the world. AI is already having a significant impact on the creation and distribution of goods and services. One sector that has been revolutionized by AI is healthcare, where drug discovery and development has been speeding up.

 

The relationship between AI and IP is correlative. IP regulates and can protect AI, while AI may assist in the management of Intellectual Property Rights. For instance, WIPO Translate uses AI-based applications for automated translation. It is fundamental for the IP environment to encourage new technologies and create a sustainable economic basis for inventions. But what happens when an AI machine in the form of a robot makes choices and creates works independent of human creativity?