September 14, 2012      

E-COMMERCE TIMES?The idea that robots might be capable of independent thought processes raises a lot of interesting possibilities, not the least of which is the problem of how such robots -- and their work products -- would be regarded under the law. A robot that invents something entirely on its own, for example, could conceivably be the appropriate patentholder, based on current U.S. law.

Earlier this month, the journal Science published a report about a robot that could formulate hypotheses,...

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