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Stephen Downes

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We need to be careful how we word this. True, an AI cannot be granted a patent as an inventor. That's because AIs are not people. However, a person can patent an invention made by an AI. "The judgement does not preclude a person using an AI to devise an invention - in such a scenario, it would be possible to apply for a patent, provided that person is identified as the inventor. The judgement alludes that had this been the scenario it had been asked to consider, the outcome may have been different." So we're not out of the woods yet.

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