Ryan Abbott, Associate Professor of Law at Southwestern Law School, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Ryan Abbott, a law professor at the University of Surrey, and adjunct assistant professor of medicine at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. (Courtesy photo)

Ryan Abbott is one of the humans behind the recent, unsuccessful, effort to get patent offices in the U.S., U.K. and Europe to issue patents in the name of DABUS, an AI algorithm. Abbott, a law professor at the University of Surrey and an adjunct professor at University of California, Los Angeles medical school, has now written a book, arguing more broadly that “the law should not discriminate between AI and human behavior”—as he puts it, a principle of “AI legal neutrality.”

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