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( AI Systems Can't Be Named As the Inventor of Patents, U.K. Court Rules
Dec 20th 2023, 03:23

Source: ( ABC News - Science and TechnologyAn artificial intelligence system can't be registered as the inventor of a patent, Britain's Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in a decision that denies machines the same status as humans. The U.K. high court concluded that "an inventor must be a person" to apply for patents under the current law. The decision ended American technologist Stephen Thaler's long-running British legal battle to get his AI, dubbed DABUS, listed as the inventor of two...


( House Speaker Johnson Among U.S. Leaders with Ancestral Ties to Slavery
Dec 20th 2023, 03:22

Source: ( U.S. News and World ReportRepublican Mike Johnson, who became Speaker of the House of Representatives in October and opposes reparations for slavery, has at least three direct ancestors who were slaveholders, an investigation has found. Yet he is not the only high-ranking U.S. leader descended from slaveholders. Others include President Joe Biden, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, and two of the nine sitting U.S. Supreme Court justices—Amy Coney Barrett and Neil...


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