Organizational and Societal Implications of the Adoption of Machine Invention Systems

In: Artificial Intelligence

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In recent years, creative systems capable of producing new and innovative solutions in fields such as quantum physics, fine arts, robotics or defense and security have emerged. These systems, called machine invention systems, have the potential to revolutionize the current standard invention process. Because of their potential, there are widespread implications to consider, on a societal and organizational level alike: changes in the workforce structure, intellectual property rights and ethical concerns regarding such autonomous systems. On the organizational side, integration of such machine systems in the largely human-driven innovation process requires careful consideration. Delegation of decisions to human agents, technology assessments, and concepts like the complementarity approach that is used to strengthen the interplay between human and machine in innovation processes seem to be a few of the solutions needed to address the changes incurred by such machine invention systems. Future work in this field will address the integration of machine-based invention from a different perspective as well, focusing on establishing necessary characteristics needed in order to be more easily accepted by human users and customers.

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