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A new ruling from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office decrees artificial intelligence systems will not be eligible for credit as patent inventors. So reports The Verge.

artificial intelligence 3382507 640 smallThe ruling came as two applications were filed based on work done by the AI system DABUS. The office said patent laws’ use of words like “herself” and “himself” indicated inventors need to be human, according to the article. The group pushing the applications, the Artificial Inventor Project, though, argued the term “individual” could be applied in this instance.

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