Copyright Office and WIPO Co-Sponsor Copyright in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
Issue No. 793 - January 13, 2020

On Wednesday, February 5, 2020, the U.S. Copyright Office and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) are co-sponsoring Copyright in the Age of Artificial Intelligence from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. eastern time in the Montpelier Room of the Library of Congress, James Madison Memorial Building, in Washington, DC.

This event will take an in-depth look at how the creative community currently is using artificial intelligence (AI) to create original works. Panelists’ discussions will include the relationship between AI and copyright; what level of human input is sufficient for the resulting work to be eligible for copyright protection; the challenges and considerations for using copyright-protected works to train a machine or to examine large data sets; and the future of AI and copyright policy.

Maria Strong, Acting Register of Copyrights and Director of the U.S. Copyright Office, will provide opening remarks and Francis Gurry, Director General, WIPO, will provide the opening keynote.

The agenda will be posted on the Office’s website. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is recommended and space is limited. For questions about Copyright in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, contact Whitney Levandusky at [email protected].