Is AI powered IP closer than we thought?
When interviewed by World Trademark Review in 2018, I predicted “No imminent AI apocalypse” and “for anything beyond the most simple, objective trademark-related tasks, he sees little hope that AI could replace an attorney”. Now I’m not so sure. There’s no sign of an apocalypse, but there are clear signs AI is evolving faster than expected. Take the recent announcements from Open AI. Their Dall-E2 model produces astonishing, original images based only on text instructions. Like the image below in response to the instruction ‘An astronaut riding a horse in a photorealistic style’. This acceleration is the opposite of what many of us expected. Instead we thought progress would slow, as boundaries within existing hardware and chip design were reached. Greg Brockman, co-founder of Open AI explained that the stunning improvements come from the newer model even though it ‘is much smaller & the amount of training compute is similar. Improvements are essentially all due to algorithmic