10th International Conference
on Information Law and Ethics
Artificial Intelligence and Information Technology:
Challenges and Perspectives for Creativity and Economy
Edith Cowan University
29 September 2022, Joondalup, Western Australia
As artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly used to generate inventions and creative works, a critical question to be addressed is whether intellectual property (IP) laws should protect such works. Does society wish to confer IP protection on machine created works? Would this challenge fundamental assumptions as to the nature of human beings and their unique creative capacity? If we do not wish to use IP laws to protect such works, how can we still support research, development, and innovation in society? If we do wish to use IP laws to protect such works, should the copyright, patents and other IP rights attach to the human creator of the AI technology or the AI system? These and other compelling societal, economic, and legal issues will be explored in the 10th International Conference on Information Law (ICIL) on Artificial Intelligence and Information Technology: Challenges and Perspectives for Creativity and Economy. The mode of delivery for this version of ICIL will be hybrid. Further details will be provided in due course and when the panel of reviews is completed.
Society is at a creative crossroad in its relationship with machines. Andres Guadamuz notes, ‘the rise of the machines is here, but they do not come as conquerors, they come as creators.’ While nineteenth century Victor Frankenstein created a machine, the twenty first century AI machine is creating its own machine. And this machine has the potential to be cleverer than any human creator. The 10th ICIL will explore a variety of international perspectives on how we should respond to this unique challenge of our time.
We also welcome papers on intellectual property, data protection, freedom of information, individual rights and information, privacy, cyberbullism, online harassment, cyberlaw and cyberethics, media law and ethics, digital divide and information technology, e-government, surveillance, intellectual freedom, open access, digital divide and other. We are also particularly interested in papers on the historical development of information laws and ethical theory, and we would also consider papers dealing with the social, political or psychological implications of AI on intellectual endeavors and produced outcomes.