AI Offers ‘Substantial’ Pros At USPTO, But Not Without Risks


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February 18, 2020
Law 360
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Law360 (February 18, 2020, 6:45 PM EST) — The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has been experimenting with using artificial intelligence during examinations, and while there are “substantial” benefits to such automation, a report released Tuesday said it raises risks about due process and labor.

“We are at the dawn of a revolution in how government uses AI to do its work,” Stanford professor David Freeman Engstrom said in a statement. “Our report — developed by talented law and engineering students in partnership with leading federal administrative agencies — offers a mix of broad insights and rich technical details that can guide government officials, judges, and Congress in ensuring these new technologies of governance serve the public good.”

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