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As the UK government considers legislative changes to safeguard AI inventions, HGF partner and AI expert Susan Keston shares insights on the issues facing AI in the UK.
A UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) consultation on AI and IP has drawn consensus around some issues and divergence in others. The UK government published its response on March 23, following a request for submissions on the vexing issue carried out between September and November 2020. HGF partner and AI expert Susan Keston offered her take on the summary of responses—and what the UK may do next. You can read the consultation outcome here.
Comment: Susan Keston, partner at HGF
The transformative power that AI will provide human beings with is without question in my mind. Google’s DeepMind has already demonstrated that AI can solve fiendishly complex protein folding problems and we are just beginning to see how AI can be employed to accelerate drug discovery and automate medical image analysis.
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