In October the European Parliament proposed that creative works and inventions generated entirely by artificial intelligence could enjoy copyright and patent protection. In our Dispatch podcast series direct from Brussels Should Robots Have Rights? we explore this thorny question with a host of experts from industry, academia and the legal profession.

In this second episode we talk about AI & patents with our guest expert Ryan Abbot, Professor of Law and Health Sciences at the University of Surrey and the author of The Reasonable Robot – Artificial Intelligence and the Law. In 2019 Ryan filed a series of patent applications across the world that named an AI system called Dabus as inventor. Tune in to find out more.

If you’ve missed the first episode in the series, catch up here to find out more on the relation between artificial intelligence and copyright.

Hear+Know is Hill+Knowlton’s own collection of podcasts (Spotlight) and podcast series (Dispatches). Inspired by the myriad of talent we work with and admire, we invite senior sector leaders and H+K colleagues to take to the mic on a wide range of topics. Joined by some of the brightest minds in industry, we unpack and shine a light on some of the most pressing issues facing business. Listen in to get in the know.