1st Edition

Artificial Intelligence, Intellectual Property, Cyber Risk and Robotics A New Digital Age

Edited By Ruth Taplin Copyright 2023
    156 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the most rapidly developing technology in the current Digital Age, but it is also the least defined, understood and adequately explained technological advance. This book brings together a group of leading experts who assess different aspects of AI from different disciplinary perspectives. The book argues that robots are not living systems but the creations of humans who must ultimately be accountable for the actions of the robots that they have invented. Robots do not have ownership entitlement. The book uses Intellectual Property Rights cases, evidence from roboticists, cybersecurity experts, Patent Court judges, technology officers, climate change scientists, economists, physicists and those from the legal profession to demonstrate that while AI can have very beneficial uses for many aspects of human economy and society, robots are not living systems autonomous from human decision making. This book will be useful to those in banking and insurance, cybersecurity, lawyers, judges, technology officers, economists, scientist inventors, computer scientists, large and small companies and postgraduate students.

    1 Artificial Intelligence, Intellectual Property, Cyber Risk and Robotics: An Overview
    Ruth Taplin

    2 Mechanizing Chess Games, Computable Enumerability and Dynamical Systems
    K. Vela Velupillai

    3 Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Intellectual Property
    Ruth Taplin

    4 The Physical Concept of Information and Artificial Intelligence
    Victor Bartenev

    5 How Robotic Process Automation is Revolutionising Service Industries
    Paul Whiteside, Chin-Bun Tse and Amelia Yuen Shan Au-Yeung

    6 Climate Change, Pandemics and Artificial Intelligence
    Ruth Taplin and Alojzy Z. Nowak

    7 Artificial Intelligence: A Looming Economic and Moral Crisis
    Kenneth Friedman

    8 Conclusion
    Ruth Taplin


    Ruth Taplin (PhD London School of Economics and Political Science [LSE] and Graduate Diploma in Law) is Director of the Centre for Japanese and East Asian Studies, London, Editor/Founder of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Economics and Business Law (IJEBL), a Routledge Featured Author and has written/edited 24 books and more than 200 articles.

    'This thought-provoking book rewards time and effort spent with it by offering a broad array of experts from the diverse fields that must now confront the social, political, legal, and environmental impact of devices capable of autonomous decision-making. 

    'Ruth Taplin, the book's editor, is a prolific author with expertise in the economics of intellectual property and Japanese studies. The eight chapters of this volume are written by diverse experts from many fields, including physicists, computer scientists, climate change scientists, economists, and legal experts. They are united in the belief that the human creators of robots must ultimately be accountable for the actions of the devices that they have invented. The book demonstrates the challenges of understanding the complex and constantly changing networks of relations among human and non-human actors. The topics described in this volume will be part of the intellectual milieu now and for the foreseeable future.' - Kevin P. LeeTechnology Law and Policy Center, North Carolina Central University, USA

    'AI is a deeply misunderstood technology, and Ruth Taplin and a series of international experts probe deeply its nature, examine its roots, and explain how it can exacerbate cyber risk, alongside its exciting positive applications such as in medicine and combating climate change. What distinguishes this collection of detailed essays is the often-overlooked dimension of intellectual property. The book performs an immense service in assessing all the IP-related implications such as whether AI phenomena should be viewed as independent creators capable of being granted patents: are they life forms that have been endowed with their own autonomous intelligence? Can a robot be sued for infringement of intellectual property rights, and how far have the courts got in addressing such dilemmas? What of ethics, when AI algorithms are based on human opinions and biases that might be inaccurate or damaging? The fundamental question remains as to whether the latest advances in AI represent genuine intelligence in any way equivalent to that of human understanding, but this book informs hugely the debate.' - James Brewer, formerly Insurance Editor, Lloyd’s List All About Shipping 

    'Emerging technologies are having an enormous impact on society and they influence aspects of humanity’s role and purpose. Artificial intelligence (AI) touches on many implemented technologies and regulations, including intellectual property rights (IPR), cyber risks and robotics. The scope of AI ranges from big data analytics and identifying trends to the ability to counter disinformation to protect IPR. Because AI can do many human tasks, humanity thinks AI is a threat, but, like all technologies, it can be harnessed for good or bad. This book discusses the positive aspects of AI from the economic benefits, with applications in robotics that can revolutionise robotic automation services, to climate change and pandemics. However, the economic benefits could also bring an economic and moral crisis, but this book suggests that all is not lost with the implementation of AI. This is because current AI is "generative AI" and this type is process driven and does not have the ability to be creative/inventive. However, if AI were to develop conscious intelligence or unconscious intelligence, then it might not be implemented because humanity is foremost about self-preservation. AI has the characteristics of a black box with unknown contents and outcomes. Humanity is wary unknowns. Pushing the boundaries of AI will/could result in unintended consequences that would harm societies and humanity. Stepping over the precipice would be a step too far.

    'This book is recommended to a wide audience, from the inquisitive reader to many professionals, including bankers and insurers, lawyers, cybersecurity personnel, judges, technology officers, economists, scientists, inventors, computer scientists, small and medium-sized companies, multinational corporations, business consultants and postgraduate students. Understanding this new world can inform decision making; decisions that will have wide ranging consequences for society and companies. This book incorporates knowledge, experience and ideas that will aid readers to make informed decisions in this new world.' - Gordon Bowen, Thames Valley Business Advisors Limited, UK