Mailer: Artificial Intelligence & Intellectual Property Rights
Publication Date: October 15, 2016
Many of us might have watched Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator movies or heard about Benedict Cumberbatch starring in, The Imitation Game. The Terminator movies revolve around extremely intelligent human-like machines. The Imitation Game portrays the life of a profoundly brilliant English mathematician, Alan Turing, who might have been the first person to work on intelligent machines.
The branch of science that deals with making intelligent machines behave in human-like fashion and possess human intelligence, is known as Artificial Intelligence (AI). Turing’s World War II code breaker is said to have kick-started the computer friendly algorithms that are designed to solve specific problems in a human-like fashion. A plethora of disciplines, such as Computer Science, Psychology, Philosophy, Sociology, Mathematics, Biology and Neuron Science contribute to the development of AI. Because of this, AI is now being used for problem solving, game playing, theorem proving, natural language processing and/or understanding, speech/ pattern recognition, robotics, neural architecture, computer vision and engineering design analysis, amongst many others.
Some people believe that, in 25 years, a patent will be filed and granted without any human intervention! Though AI hasn’t currently attained this level of intelligence yet, many believe there will come a time when AI will surpass all human intellect in all domains and start rewriting its own software and code in order to reprogram itself to become the strongest entity on earth.