Artificial intelligence may help invent things, but experts are divided over whether it’s doing it by itself.
A federal court recently ruled that an AI can’t be listed as an inventor on a US patent. The judge upheld a decision that the machine does not qualify as an inventor because it is not a person. But the case also plays into the murky issue of whether or not computers can be creative.
“Artificial intelligence can certainly be considered an inventor in some instances,” Mike Miller, general manager for Amazon Web Services AI devices, told Lifewire in an email interview. “AI devices and machine learning are able to create 3D models from sketches, auto-correct images or colorize black and white photos, generate structural designs for products, and more.”