Are discoveries by artificial intelligence algorithms (AI) eligible to receive intellectual property rights? If an AI algorithm created a more efficient layout for a circuit board, or a new design for a lightbulb, would that discovery be eligible to receive intellectual property rights? Investment in AI development is expected to exceed 100 billion dollars by 2020 and yet the rights to what an AI program discovers are still unclear.
About the Speaker:
Jonathan Hobbs is founder and director of Hobbs & Associates a boutique firm that takes SMEs developing new technologies global. He is the chief technologist of Tokyo New Technology, a workshop in Shibuya organized on Meetup.com with over 100 members that focuses on the impact of new technology on technology-dependent industries such as law, government, business, and medicine.
An expert in AI, Jonathan received his Ph.D. in Neuroscience and Physics with a focus on developing AI algorithms that approximate biological systems. In 2011 he sat for the United States patent bar exam and received his license to practice intellectual property law before the United States Patent & Trademark Office. He has authored numerous publications in business, law, software, and technology fields and regularly consults with leaders in business, government, and industry on the future of technology and intellectual property.
David Case, Chair
Satoshi Arakawa, Ken Katayama, Vice Chairs
Arthur Mitchell, Board Liaison
ACCJ Intellectual Property Committee
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