Featuring: Harshita Agarwal
During last week’s Practice Work Shop (PWS) Session, Harshita Agarwal, Trainee Associate, led a discussion on “Would Grant of Patents to Conversational Chatbots in India Raise a Privacy Concern?”. The discussion delved into the impact of granting patents to conversational chatbots that are modeled after dead people and whether creating such chatbots with a huge amount of personal data would raise privacy a concern in India. The session also saw an insightful discussion on the ethical issues surrounding the creation of such chatbots and whether consent from the family members of the deceased would mitigate the privacy concerns. The session concluded with an interesting discussion on whether grant of patents to such AI-based chatbots is ethical and in public interest.
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