Intellectual property rights to an artificial intelligence product

Artificial intelligence is a relatively new concept that is gradually being introduced into the life of society. Even today, modern technologies help a person improve the production processes in the creative field. More recently, artificial intelligence can produce certain products on its own, without human intervention. With such a fast pace of technology development, as well as artificial intelligence, lawmakers do not have time to supplement the legislative framework protecting intellectual property rights with the appropriate regulations. This means that it is not currently determined who owns the intellectual property rights to the artificial intelligence product. The purpose of the study is to define such concepts as “artificial intelligence”, “the right to intellectual property”. This paper investigates the current regulatory framework in copyright for artificial intelligence products. The author studied the existing theories regarding artificial intelligence and methods of legislative regulation of issues in this area. To write this paper, the following research methods were applied: the integral method of scientific analysis, the method of synthesis, the general scientific method of classification, the method of deduction. Also, the method of comparative legal analysis, legal and teleological methods, and the method of legal regulation were used. The paper identified problems and shortcomings of the international legal system. The author established that at present the intellectual property rights to artificial intelligence products are not governed by legal regulations. The system of legal regulation of intellectual property rights requires modernisation. Modern technologies are developing very quickly, and the legal system does not have time to pass the appropriate laws to regulate issues such as intellectual property rights to artificial intelligence products, responsibility for the results of activities and the possibility of using artificial intelligence. From a practical standpoint, this subject is of global importance. Nowadays, artificial intelligence and modern technologies are being successfully introduced into public life. Scientists-programmers are already creating artificial intelligence software that makes everyday life easier; investors finance such organisations to increase capital. However, the issue of ownership of intellectual property rights to an artificial intelligence product remains unresolved

Doi: 10.37635/jnalsu.27(4).2020.231-241