European Commission on trends and developments in AI
On Wednesday 25 November European Commission published an extensive Final Report on Trends and Developments in Artificial Intelligence in the EU.
The report takes a deep dive in copyright and patent protection for AI-generated or AI-assisted outputs, particularly in the fields of science, media, and pharmaceutical research. The report explains that the current state of the art of AI does not (yet) warrant radical changes of copyright and patent systems that are supposedly still flexible enough to adapt to the AI’s development. European Commission expressly emphasises the importance of related rights regimes to cover certain “authorless” AI productions where the classical copyright might fail. The Report also takes a look into the future and identifies certain areas where future legal reforms might be most sensible, all the while offering suggestions and recommendations for improvements of existing rules.
The Report in-full is available here. Take a look!
On 8 January 2021, World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) published a Summary of Second and Third Sessions of its Conversation Intellectual Property and Artificial Intelligence.
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