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Are AI systems entitled to copyright under the law?
This judge had a firm answer. Let’s get into it.
🧑⚖️ Federal judge rules on AI copyright
🇺🇸 US & China AI arms race
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✨ How to work out with your AI workflow
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AI IN THE COURTROOM
The Rundown: A federal judge slapped down a lawsuit trying to get copyright protection for art created by AI systems alone — upholding the longstanding rule that human creators have to be involved.
Stephen Thaler sued after the U.S. Copyright Office rejected his application to copyright an artwork generated by his AI system called the “Creativity Machine”.
The judge ruled copyright law has never extended protection to "new technology operating without any human guidance."
The decision cited several precedents establishing need for human creativity and choices — an important distinction as the line between AI and personal creation becomes increasingly blurred.
Why it matters: The age of robot artists has not yet arrived in the eyes of the law — but as AI’s creativity keeps improving, pressure to grant them some copyright freedoms may mount.
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GEOPOLITICS & AI
The Rundown: US and China are rapidly developing AI drones, vehicles, and surveillance to gain an edge in autonomous warfare capabilities, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal.
A study found a third of US and China's military AI contracts are for intelligent and autonomous vehicles — and estimated that each country is spending billions on military AI R&D.
The current conflict in Ukraine has been cited as one of the first major testing grounds for AI drone technology.
AI image analysis for reconnaissance and surveillance is another growing area of interest for military power.
Why it matters: As AI creates a new arms race, oversight and cooperation are sorely needed to avoid catastrophe. Is the world ready for a new era of warfare carried out almost entirely by artificial intelligence instead of humans?
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⭐️ How to work out with your AI workflow
Want to get some exercise while upping your productivity? Try this nifty workflow from the one and only @alliekmiller:
Step 1: Get ready for your walk! Grab your essentials (Allie included sunscreen, workout clothes, and headphones).
Step 2: Open Otter.ai and get moving — dictating responses to emails, brainstorming new ideas, or completing other tasks for the AI to transcribe and process while on the go.
Step 3: When finished, export the text and paste it into ChatGPT to add additional context or clean up as needed.
Clear your head, get moving, and crank out some deep work with this great AI productivity hack!
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India is rolling out voice and offline payments for its fast-growing Universal Payments Interface digital system. Using AI speech recognition and offline tech, it aims to reach rural users with spotty internet and literacy — and hit a whopping 10 billion transactions in July!
A Chinese startup just blasted off WonderJourney-1A, the country’s first AI-powered satellite. The onboard "String" platform can process images and data in orbit without transmitting them to Earth. The goal is for String to act as an AI assistant, allowing users to talk to the satellite in a ChatGPT-like fashion.
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