Anthony Man-cho So (The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)) has posted “Technical Elements of Machine Learning for Intellectual Property Law” (Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property, 2020) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
Recent advances in artificial intelligence (AI) technologies have transformed our lives in profound ways. Indeed, AI has not only enabled machines to see (e.g., face recognition), hear (e.g., music retrieval), speak (e.g., speech synthesis), and read (e.g., text processing), but also, so it seems, given machines the ability to think (e.g., board game-playing) and create (e.g., artwork generation). This chapter introduces the key technical elements of machine learning (ML), which is a rapidly growing sub-field in AI and drives many of the aforementioned applications. The goal is to elucidate the ways human efforts are involved in the development of ML solutions, so as to facilitate legal discussions on intellectual property issues.