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26 Feb 2021

School Of Legal Studies Is Organising Guest Lecture On IPR Artificial Intelligence

School of Legal Studies has organised Guest lecture on Intellectual Property Rights and Artificial Intelligence by Prof (Dr.) VK. Ahuja on 26 February 2021. This lecture was organised through online mode. Dr. V.K. Ahuja is currently working as Professor in Delhi University and is also holding post of joint director in Delhi School of Public policy and Governance (IOE). More than hundred students and faculty members has attended the lecture. He discussed the scope of Artificial Intelligence, as AI is one of the fastest-growing sectors in the tech sector and also the scope of AI has expanded into many sectors, including healthcare, transport, entertainment and security. Artificial Intelligence was developed by John McCarthy and he presented definition of Artificial Intelligence at a conference on the campus of Dartmouth College in the summer of 1956 indicating the beginning of AI research. He talked about latest development in AI which has taken place in US regarding GPT-3, a state-of-the-art natural language processing tool capable of producing short stories, songs, press releases, technical manuals, text in the style of particular writers, and even computer code. they can also compose music, poetry, prose, news reports, and creative fiction. He also explained two types of works that can be created by Artificial intelligence which are AI created work and AI assisted work. Difference is that AI generated work are created with the help of human intervention. The difference generates the subject line demarcation which is copyright when comes in commercial use. He further elaborated the issue of Deep Fakes which is “the generation of simulated likenesses of persons and their attributes, such as voice and appearance”. The role of AI in the deep fake’s technology is ever increasing. The deep fake audio-visuals of the popular players, performers, leaders and other known personalities may become very popular among the public and may have a very good market. These deep fake works may also continue after the death of such persons and bring good revenue to its creators. Work of famous artist who were loved by public at large such as Michal Jackson. He concluded the session by giving summing up issues on authorship. In the near future there will be significant ramification for offering non-human authorship to AI-generated works. Putting the AI-generated works in public domain is also not a good idea as it will discourage the AI programmers and companies owning such AI to further invest in the AI domain. The sui generis system may be a better option or alternatively there should be some specific provisions in the copyright legislations for AI-generated works. In any case, the AI-generated works should be provided and human creatively should be preferred over machine creatively.