AI, IP and art: where do we stand
What is art? What is artistic expression? Can machines express art as humans can and how should society value and protect machine generated art? These questions are not new. However, the explosion of generative AI systems into the public consciousness over the last year has pushed these questions to the fore. In this article, partner Peter Dalton and managing associate Joshua Cunnington consider how the technology interfaces with intellectual property laws, in particular whether artists can protect their AI works through copyright and whether the systems carry inherent infringement risks for their creators and users.