Protecting artificial intelligence via trade secrets


Sarah Speight

Protecting artificial intelligence via trade secrets

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Software firms face unique challenges in keeping new algorithms under wraps. From the involvement of multiple employees, to the thorny issue of ‘explainability’, Sarah Speight delves into the complex world of AI trade secrets.

From search engines to social media feeds to smart assistants, artificial intelligence (AI) is already integral to modern life.

Building upon the foundations of the internet and the digital age, and rapid advances in technology, AI is propelling us into the next digital frontier.

AI describes any computer-aided technology that simulates human intelligence, and broadly covers machine learning, deep learning, and neural networks. Its application is extensive and spans both personal and professional contexts.

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