Today, the Artificial Inventor Project successfully obtained the world’s first patent, in South Africa, for an AI-generated invention without a traditional human inventor. The patent is owned by the AI’s owner, and the patent names the AI which devised the invention as the inventor.
This is an important milestone for ensuring that we appropriately encourage people to make, develop, and use AI to generate socially valuable innovation. A special thanks to local counsel Von Seidels.
The news was first reported in The Times.