Posted on Tuesday 7 May 2019 by Cruickshank Intellectual Property
The emergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a topical subject and one which is now part of our everyday lives. The possibilities offered by AI technology are immeasurable, but with this also come challenges, in particular with Intellectual Property (IP) rights. In a new series entitled ‘Tech Trends’, the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) have released a report which examines the trends of AI over the last number of years and how the intellectual property landscape can learn and adjust to the constant evolution of AI.
Some key findings
You can find this report here if you would like to know more.
AI revolutionising our way of life
In previous articles we have seen how AI is driving developments in both technology and business, its rapid growth has revolutionised many aspects of our lives from how we work, travel and communicate. This study conducted by WIPO, aims to highlight the trends in AI Technology and allow us to see what industries and companies are paving the way in this innovative landscape. Only last year the European Patents Office (EPO) held its first ever conference regarding AI to explore the opportunities and challenges of patenting in the field of AI. This conference was an opportunity to the discuss the way forward to better benefit and equip patent holders in the field of AI. These efforts from both the EPO and WIPO demonstrate the need to provide a suitable framework for patent holders in the field of these evolving technologies.
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