Copyright Law and Artificial Intelligent Chess Playing Machines – Seriously?

In the future, artificial intelligent computers will come up with new designs, concepts, ideas, innovations, and inventions. Indeed these super computer artificial intelligent systems will be every bit as much as brilliant in creativity as humans. In the future artificial intelligent computers may end up violating copyright law, they may also violate patent laws, and cause their programmers, designers, and the corporations which run them lawsuits in the arena of intellectual property.

There was an interesting article recently posted to SlashDot Online by Samzenpus on June 29, 2011 titled; “From the Cheaters-Never-Win-More-Than-4-Times Department” which stated;

“Rybka [AI chess computer], the winner of the last four World Computer Chess Championships, has been found guilty by a panel of 34 chess engine programmers of plagiarizing two open-source chess engines: Crafty and Fruit. The WCCC, and ICGA is even demanding that Rybka’s author, international chess master and MIT graduate, returns the trophies & prize money that he fraudulently won & not allowed to compete in the World Championships. ICGA is asking other tournaments around the world to do the same.”

Okay so, the ICGA International Computer Games Association, governing body of the WCCC, are calling out the plagiarized code. Is this intellectual property theft, a patent law violation, or just a pure and simple case of copyright plagiarism? And realize that it is a computer program which has been disqualified, which by the way was born that way; it didn’t encode its own DNA so to speak.

Now then, I’d like to speak to another comment, and this goes far beyond this article, but it is a futurist topic. In the future intelligent computers will be programming themselves, and finding the most optimal way to do that. They will rewire themselves, and reprogram themselves. Surely, since they started from the same point, they may come to the same answer. Therefore they may be using similar code, and strategies to solve certain problems in the marketplace for their owners.

This means it will be very easy for these super computer artificial intelligence systems to impede upon each other, and perhaps without even knowing it copy each other’s work. The poor human race in the middle doesn’t have a chance, and the AI system will always be 12 or 13 moves ahead. The court system will not be able to keep up with it all, and even the court system will have an artificial intelligent computer deciding who’s right and wrong.

That might speed up the court cases, as a super artificial intelligent computer can calculate an exoFlop per second, so it can render its legal decision within 0.03874626 seconds, about the time that it takes Google to do your search. Indeed I hope you will please consider all this and think on.