A Note by Diana Bikbaeva
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Artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer confined to science fiction terms. From self-driving cars and contract reviewing software to automatic novel writers and artists, AI increasingly infiltrates our lives, creating monetary value, purportedly taking jobs, and becoming of undoubtedly growing interest to businesses. While being itself copyrightable, AI has become capable of creating works “of its own.” AI has become capable of writing creative songs and making original paintings. Such works would be undisputedly subject to copyright if created by human authors. With the economic potential in such works, a question arises about the legal regime of works created by AI. Namely, who (if anyone) should take credit for and hold copyright in AI-created works?
https://www.forbes.com/sites/gilpress/2019/11/29/63-of-executives-say-ai-leads-to-increased-revenues-and-44-report-reduced-costs/#7ba4b47914b3 (last visited April 11, 2020). The first AI work sold at Christie’s for $432,500, see Is Artificial Intelligence set to Become Art’s Next Medium? Christie’s, https://www.christies.com/features/A-collaboration-between-two-artists-one-human-one-a-machine-9332-1.aspx (last visited April 11, 2020).
. See A ‘New’ Rembrandt: From The Frontiers Of AI And Not The Artist’s Atelier, All Things Considered, https://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2016/04/06/473265273/a-new-rembrandt-from-the-frontiers-of-ai-and-not-the-artists-atelier (last visited April 11, 2020).