The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) recently registered a copyright for an artistic work where one of two co-authors is an artificial intelligence (AI) program. This appears to be the first time an AI has been recognized as an author of a copyrighted work by the CIPO. The registration is for an artistic work titled “SURYAST” (Registration No. 1188619) and lists both Ankit Sahni and RAGHAV Artificial Intelligence Painting App as co-authors.
While it is yet to be seen whether an AI can be the sole author in a copyright registration in the CIPO, the “SURYAST” registration is a notable development in the area of AI and intellectual property rights.
To learn more about (and to view) “SURYAST”, please see this IP Osgoode blog post.