Here’s an interesting NYT article highlighting the onward and upward progress regarding new "things" being created by artificial intelligence systems.  We've come a long way since the early days of computers "playing" chess.  

From an IP perspective, this is fascinating because, in many countries, the laws still say that only a human being can be a creator, author or inventor for the purposes of intellectual property rights and protection.  And yet there's now many things being created by AI, which might otherwise be susceptible to IP rules and protection, e.g. a poem, a painting, a song or even an inventive solution.   

Looking ahead, it may well be that machines will become amongst the most prolific creators, with minimal or no human involvement. And those creations will have real value.   

I know this is now being examined in many countries, and I’m not sure whether or how emerging gaps in the law have been or will be filled.  Or whether there will be a consistent approach.  Regardless, there needs to be a way to protect this innovation, as the laws need to reward and protect non-human creativity.