AI Application To Intellectual Property Law (IP), Fourth Amendment Law

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“The main unifying theme is the idea of an intelligent agent” (Russell & Norvig, preface). AI is the way we’ve tried to conceptualize the human ability to “understand, predict, and manipulate” our environment at large. The Artificially Intelligence agent (AI) “goes farther still” by understanding the construction of “intelligent entities” (Russell & Norvig, pg. 1). As variations of weak AI continuously emerge, no example of a strong AI has yet to be created with the capacity of a human being [emphasis added]; which signifies a unique concept for U.S. law, as strong AI is expected to emerge at some point within the near future. This legal analysis will focus on AI application to Intellectual Property law (IP), Fourth Amendment law, application …show more content…

AI may be divided in half: weak AI & strong AI. Weak AI is a term for a “machine” that can “act as if they were intelligent”, and simulate very limited capabilities (Russell, & Norvig, p.1020). Our current level of technology, and weak Ai expands across numerous platforms, and ranges numerous examples such as AARON, Deep Blue, Ubers Automated Vehicles, and Watson (Weaver, p.7). In contrast, strong AI is the hypothetical “foundation” for an intelligent agent with cognitive abilities similar to that of a human being (Russell & Norvig, pg. 1020). Accordingly, the aspect that separates weak AI from strong AI is the level of algorithmic programming; generally, AI’s are extremely complex machines capable of acting …show more content…

As the progression of robotics and automated machinery become increasingly self-producing, AI represents a quandary for the field of Intellectual Property (IP); when the attributes of AI form a composite that allow independent production of art and invention. Intellectual Property is the authorization for any “inventor” or “artist” who produces “original content” to be vested with the right of ownership (Weaver, 160-161). In essence, IP is made of three pieces, copyright, patent, and trademark, which are codified under 35 U.S.C. § 101; “whoever invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof, may obtain a patent therefore”. The distinction concerning AI lies in the wording of ‘who’ may qualify as the inventor. For example, when Harold Cohen programmed the weak AI known as AARON, he designed it with the ability to sketch and paint in color without command by modeling the algorithm after his own art. According to Cohen, “it constitutes an existence proof of the power of machines to do some of the things we had assumed required thought, and which we still suppose would require thought, and creativity, and awareness, of a human being” (Weaver, 163-164). So can AARON

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