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Eran Kahana Interviewed for Spark Podcast on Artificial Intelligence Art

April 10, 2019

Eran Kahana, counsel in Maslon's Business & Securities and Technology, IP & Media Groups, was interviewed on an April 7, 2019 episode of a CBC’s Spark podcast titled, "Artist Shares Credit with AI Collaborator." The episode discusses AI art and the questions that it has raised regarding the nature of art, creativity, and authorship.

"Under US Law, authorship of the work is by a human, an AI entity cannot be recognized as an owner of an intellectual property right,” Eran states on the podcast. He adds, “The machine is just a tool, that is all it is. The tool can be phenomenal but it’s just a tool that is used by a human being."

To listen to the full podcast episode, go to: Artist Shares Credit with AI Collaborator.

Eran is an experienced attorney concentrating his practice on cybersecurity and intellectual property law. He counsels clients on a wide variety of matters related to cybersecurity, privacy, technology law, artificial intelligence, trademarks, patents, and copyright issues. In addition, Eran is a Fellow at Stanford Law School and serves in a variety of cybersecurity thought-leadership roles. He is a graduate of the FBI's Citizen Academy and works closely with the FBI, Department of Justice, Secret Service, and colleagues from the private and academic sectors to promote and sustain cybersecurity best practices. To that end, Eran serves as both a director on the Executive Board and as general counsel of InfraGard (Minnesota Chapter), a public-private sector organization affiliated with the FBI. He also serves on the Advisory Board of MN Cyber, an organization dedicated to position Minnesota as a national leader in cybersecurity.

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