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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance

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AI and Patents – Can AI be an inventor?

"Artificial intelligence" is a broad term used to describe a range of computer and software functionality. There is no single definition of AI. It is often misused to describe automated processes, but most commonly it is used to describe different levels of machine learning.

In previous articles we have looked at the UK copyright implications of AI. In this series of posts we look at some of the implications for patent law, and in particular how the outputs from autonomous forms of AI may be affected.