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Category: computer creativity

Robotics | IoT

When the Mother of Invention Is a Machine, Who Gets Credit?

What do the Oral-B CrossAction toothbrush, about a thousand musical compositions and even a few recent food recipes all have in common? They were invented by computers, but you won’t find a nonhuman credited with any of these creations on U.S. patents. One patent attorney would like to see that changed. Ryan Abbott is petitioning to address what he sees as more than a quirk in current laws but a fundamental flaw in policy that… read more

What We’re Reading This Week Across the Web (Through Feb 21)

Rapid advances in emerging technologies are raising intriguing questions: How is computing opening new opportunities for all in manufacturing, education, and healthcare? What will the future of work look like when automation is… read more