Quick Serve 2023-12-20

In today’s Quick Serve of AI news:

The UK Supreme Court has ruled that AI cannot be listed as an inventor on a patent. The court emphasized the legal requirement for patents to have a human inventor. This decision has significant implications for the future of AI-generated inventions and patent law. Read more

Rite Aid has been prohibited from using AI-powered facial recognition technology for the next five years as part of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The FTC accused Rite Aid of using facial surveillance systems recklessly from 2012 to 2020, capturing images of all consumers entering or moving through the stores. The complaint alleges that Rite Aid created a database of customers identified as shoplifters or exhibiting suspicious behavior, with accompanying personal information. The FTC’s proposed order also requires Rite Aid to establish comprehensive safeguards to protect customers and delete all photos and videos collected by its facial recognition system. Read more

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