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Edison, Morse and Watson? AI poses question of who's an inventor

Business / Tech | FOCUS Feb 19, 2020

Edison, Morse and Watson? AI poses question of who's an inventor

Computers using artificial intelligence are discovering medicines, designing better golf clubs and creating video games. But are they inventors? Patent offices around the world are grappling with the question of who — if anyone — owns innovations developed using AI. The answer may upend what's eligible ...

'Post-chemical world' takes shape as agribusiness goes green

Business / Tech Dec 13, 2019

'Post-chemical world' takes shape as agribusiness goes green

Agribusiness is increasingly turning to natural and sustainable alternatives to chemicals as consumers rebuff genetically modified foods and concerns grow over Big Ag's role in climate change. At the heart of the trend are innovations that harness beneficial microorganizms in the soil, including seed-coatings of ...