In this special guest feature, Scott Stephenson, CEO of Deepgram, dives into the evolution of automatic speech recognition (ASR), popular use cases, current limitations, and a few predictions for how the technology will continue to evolve in the enterprise. The advent of Siri, Alexa and Google Home has made ASR increasingly popular. After all, ASR is the driving force behind a wide array of modern technologies. If you have a smartphone, for example, then you have ASR right at your fingertips. However, ASR is so much more than Siri or Alexa and has burgeoning potential across the enterprise.
In this contributed article, Daniel J. Schwartz, partner in Nixon Peabody’s Intellectual Property group, and Paulina M. Starostka, an associate in Nixon Peabody’s Intellectual Property group, discuss the explosion of recent AI-related patent grants. As this rise has occurred, so have interesting questions concerning patentability, inventorship, ownership, and disclosure issues. To address these (and other) concerns, the USPTO launched its Artificial Intelligence Initiative in 2019, engaging the innovation community and experts to determine whether AI required any changes to the U.S. Patent system.