Artificial intelligence is revolutionising how we create and invent things – yet the intellectual property (IP) legal framework grants rights only in the output of humans, not machines.

In our Dispatch podcast series direct from Brussels Should Robots Have Rights? we talk to experts from creative industries, academia, law and policy about whether this matters – and whether if might be time for an update to IP law.

The UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO), an agency within the Department for Business, has an open Call for Views  on Artificial Intelligence & Intellectual Property. The closing date for responses is 11.45pm on 30 November 2020. In this third episode, Emma Pike talks to Robin Stout, Deputy Director for Copyright Policy and Mike Prior, Deputy Director for Patents Policy, from the UKIPO about why they are looking into this question now and what their initial thinking is. Tune in to find out more.

If you missed the first episodes in the series, catch up here.

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