IBA Annual Conference Sydney 2017

8 Oct - 13 Oct 2017

Room C2.3, Convention Centre, Level 2

Session information

Artificial intelligence and human entertainment: legal issues in entertainment AI

Thursday 12 October (1430 - 1730)

Room C2.3, Convention Centre, Level 2


Electronic Entertainment and Online Gaming Subcommittee (Lead)
Leisure Industries Section
Mediation Committee


Artificial intelligence (AI) has exploded in the entertainment space, and the growth potential is nearly limitless. While electronic games have used AI for some time now, new AI systems, from Siri and Cortana to Amazon Echo and Google Home, continue to shift the landscape and bridge entertainment uses to other areas, such as home and task automation. The future may bring everything from virtual actors to AIcreated ‘user’ content to AI compositions. Come and explore existing entertainment AI and possible future developments in AI along with the legal issues they currently present and may pose in the future. Can AI hold a copyright to a composition? Can AI ‘perform’ in a legal sense? These and other questions will be explored by the panel.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Gabrielle Patrick LLB LEC Knabu Distributed Systems Ltd, London, England; Vice Chair, Leisure Industries Section


Shafaq Asmat Habib Bank Limited, Karachi, Pakistan
Probal Bose Khaitan and Co, Mumbai, India
Adrian Chotar PricewaterhouseCoopers, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Ian Grigg Block.one, Valletta, Malta
Robert Linsley null, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Kristin Stammer Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Professor Dacheng Tao School of Information Technologies, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Cameron Whittfield PricewaterhouseCoopers, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia