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Rare demonstration of common sense: The US Copyright Office says an AI can’t copyright its art

Rare demonstration of common sense: The US Copyright Office says an AI can’t copyright its art

The US Copyright Office has rejected a request to let an AI copyright a work of art. Last week, a three-person board reviewed a 2019 ruling against Steven Thaler, who tried to copyright a picture on behalf of an algorithm he dubbed Creativity Machine. The board found that Thaler’s AI-created image didn’t include an element of “human authorship” — a necessary standard, it said, for protection.
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