Embodiment, Anthropomorphism, and Intellectual Property Rights for AI Creations

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Abstract

Computational creativity is an emerging branch of artificial intelligence (AI) concerned with algorithms that can create novel and high-quality ideas or artifacts, either autonomously or semi-autonomously in collaboration with people. Quite simply, such algorithms may be described as artificial innovation engines. These technologies raise questions of authorship/inventorship and of agency, which become further muddled by the social context induced by AI that may be physically-embodied or anthropomorphized. These questions are fundamentally intertwined with the provision of appropriate incentives for conducting and commercializing computational creativity research through intellectual property regimes. This paper reviews current understanding of intellectual property rights for AI, and explores possible framings for intellectual property policy in social context.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAIES 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 AAAI/ACM Conference on AI, Ethics, and Society
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages278-283
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450360128
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 27 2018
Event1st AAAI/ACM Conference on AI, Ethics, and Society, AIES 2018 - New Orleans, United States
Duration: Feb 2 2018Feb 3 2018

Publication series

NameAIES 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 AAAI/ACM Conference on AI, Ethics, and Society

Other

Other1st AAAI/ACM Conference on AI, Ethics, and Society, AIES 2018
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans
Period2/2/182/3/18

Keywords

  • artificial intelligence
  • computational creativity
  • human-computer interaction
  • intellectual property rights

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence

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    Somaya, D., & Varshney, L. R. (2018). Embodiment, Anthropomorphism, and Intellectual Property Rights for AI Creations. In AIES 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 AAAI/ACM Conference on AI, Ethics, and Society (pp. 278-283). (AIES 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 AAAI/ACM Conference on AI, Ethics, and Society). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/3278721.3278754