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InventorBot: Using AI to Generate New Ideas in Any Field

How a neural network trained on the US Patent Database can produce new and possibly useful inventions.

In July 2019, an inventor named Stephen Thaler filed for a patent for a warning beacon that flashes in a special way to get people’s attention. On the patent application form, Thaler listed himself…



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Robert A. Gonsalves

Robert A. Gonsalves is an artist, inventor, and engineer in the Boston area who researches and writes about the creative uses of AI.