Artificial intelligence is breaking patent law

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The patent system assumes that inventors are human. Inventions devised by machines require their own intellectual property law and an international treaty.

In 2020, a machine-learning algorithm helped researchers to develop a potent antibiotic that works against many pathogens. Artificial intelligence (AI) is also being used to aid vaccine development, drug design, materials discovery, space technology and ship design. Within a few years, numerous inventions could involve AI. This is creating one of the biggest threats patent systems have faced.

Article taken from https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-01391-x

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