About This Blog
Automating Invention is Robert Plotkin's blog on the impact of computer-automated inventing on the future of invention and patent law.
- Artificial Invention
- Design & Engineering
- Evolutionary Computation
- Genie in the Machine
- History of Computing
- Human Creativity
- Intellectual Property Law
- Philosophy of Computing
- Software Patents
- Technology Industry
June 3, 2009
The Futurist Magazine Features Invention Automation as Cover Story
My article on the automation of invention has landed as the cover story in the July-August issue of The Futurist magazine. You can purchase a print copy of the whole magazine through the Futurist web site, or buy a PDF of the article online for download.
February 24, 2008
The (Gradual) Return of Automating Invention
This blog has been dormant for quite a while as I have been writing a book on automating invention, currently slated to be published by Stanford University Press in the spring of 2009. I will begin posting again soon, picking up the pace -- and possibly redesigning the site itself -- later this year.
June 16, 2005
Tutorials on AutomatingInvention.com
From time to time I will post tutorials on this site about relevant topics. Unlike a site about a specific field -- such as contract law or programming in C++ -- this site is interdisciplinary, cutting across the fields of law, computer science, philosophy, and economics, to name a few. Different readers come to this site with different backgrounds and speaking different languages.
Although I attempt to make this site understandable to as broad an audience as possible, sometimes providing links and a few sentences of background information just isn't enough. Therefore, I will post separate tutorials on important recurring topics. Each tutorial will have a primary category of Tutorials and a secondary category matching the topic of the tutorial. As a result, you will always be able to view all existing tutorials by viewing the Tutorials category.
If there is any topic for which you would like a tutorial to be posted, please let me know.
June 13, 2005
Welcome to AutomatingInvention.com
Welcome to the Automating Invention blog, where I will explore the social implications of computer-automated invention. I've posted a more detailed description of this site here. If you have any questions or comments about the site, either post them in response to individual entries or send me an email.