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One Man’s Quest to Get an AI Machine a Patent Gathers Momentum

  • Court rulings in South Africa, Australia put pressure on U.S.
  • Regulators and companies seek new rules for the AI age

Ryan Abbott’s eight-year quest to put man and machine on a near-equal footing under international patent law is finally seeing positive results.

Recent decisions from South Africa and Australia that an artificial intelligence machine can be listed as inventor on a patent is putting greater pressure on the U.S. and Europe to resolve debates over what it means to be an inventor.