Singularity In Supreme Court Cases

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The power and capability of technology has grown significantly over the past five years. Further research has been done as these advanced technologies has been implemented into numerous things such as, autonomous driving cars, drones, and robots. These devices are taking over tasks that has been done by humans in the past. These devices soon may be smarter than humans in the future as an event called the singularity may occur. Singularity is the "hypothetical moment in time when artificial intelligence and other technologies have become so advanced that humanity undergoes a dramatic and irreversible change" (oxford). In Bailey Gallagher's 2016 peer reviewed article "The Singularity is Near: Implications for patent and Copyright Law in the Age…show more content…
Ethos-based proof was a great way to set up the parameters for the qualifiers of the claim and sub-claim of this article to make the argument stronger. This article makes reference to many supreme court cases such as, Cochrane v. Deener, Diamond v. Dieher, and Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories Inc. These are all big court cases that were presented to the supreme court about a process or patent is carried out. The ethos proof that Cochrane v. Deener court case discusses is the process in which a subject-matter is done a different way than something else and can be patentable. In the Diamond v. Dieher case, the ethos proof is that if one companies does something a certain way and the other company does something in the same way but changes one or two steps it is completely patentable. In Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories Inc. the court indicated that the company could receive patent protection if it uses codes to a new and useful end. These are all perfect example of ethos-based proofs that set up the qualifiers for main and sub…show more content…
I see that the majority of the support was given through logos and ethos-based proof. The author did exceptional job as she avoided main generalizations throughout the article and touched on the main points that would set up the parameters for the essay. Talk about rebuttal. Talk about warrant. The information that Gallagher delivered in her article was thought provoking and could raise similar questions on this topic. As the technology is growing stronger and being implemented into humans, whole brain emulation would be patentable under the U.S. patent

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