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field of activity of AI AI is expanding to novels, art, and music. In this field of culture and art, when artificial intelligence produces a creative work, it is a problem because it is not stipulated to whom and how to recognize patents or copyrights.

Reporter Jeon Yeon-nam reports.

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a popular nursery rhyme among children.

It has garnered 250,000 views on music sites.

The composer is an artificial intelligence AI.

AI As the realm of artificial intelligence expands, AI creations can be frequently encountered in real life.

However, under the current law, AI cannot be an inventor or copyright holder.

Recently, an American AI developer applied for a food container patent with the Korean Intellectual Property Office and registered his AI 'Dabus' as an inventor.

It is the first time that AI has been registered as an inventor, but the Korean Intellectual Property Office has notified a request for correction, saying it violates the Patent Law.

This is because, like the US, UK, and Europe, domestic patent laws and precedents recognize only 'people' as inventors.

[KIPO official: (the developer) is claiming that 'the AI ​​program invented a food container by itself'. The rule that only humans can invent is a basic rule common to all countries.] As

AI technology advances, there is an opinion that it is necessary to discuss whether AI can be recognized as an inventor or creator.

[Kim Seong-hyun / Patent Attorney: Discussion is necessary. This is a very difficult problem, as most countries' legal systems grant only humans the subject of rights and duties. We are not yet ready for that.] Will

the person who develops or owns AI be the right holder of the patent, whether AI itself will be recognized as the inventor, what will be the duration of the right of AI invention, and how to deal with patent infringement? Who will be held accountable, various issues may arise.

(Video editing: Choi Hye-young, Jeon Min-gyu, VJ: Park Hyun-woo)