October 20, 2021

AI’s many different personalities | Financial Times

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There was a setback last week for Artificial Intelligence, in failing to get the credit it feels it deserves, when a London court ruled the AI system Dabus could not be named as an inventor on UK patent applications because it was not a person.

The landmark decision came after Stephen Thaler, a US-based AI expert, brought a legal challenge against the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO). It had rejected two patent applications that named his AI machine as the inventor of a food container capable of changing shape, and of a flashing light.

AI may not be a person, but it can be a very intelligent robot. Amazon resumed the technology’s progress on Tuesday when it introduced Astro, a home robot that the company described as a…

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