Beyond algorithms: a Library Guide to intellectual property in the era of AI

Subject:  Law and Political Science
A person using ChatGPT
Author: Sandra Pérez (foto: Matheus Bertelli -

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Browse content that sets out the basics of artificial intelligence

Five days after it was launched, ChatGPT, the famous chatbot based on generative artificial intelligence, had a million users; two months later, it had 100 million. Neither TikTok nor Netflix had achieved these levels of growth in user numbers in such a short time. More and more people are using AI tools to prepare texts or create images and videos in just a few seconds, and new questions are arising as they become more widespread. 

Who owns content produced using AI tools? Are there any limits on using the images or texts they generate? The UOC Library team offers you a new Library Guide, containing a selection of contents focusing on the relationship between intellectual property and breakthroughs in artificial intelligence.

What will you find in it?

  • Information to help you fully understand what intellectual property, industrial property and copyright are. 
  • Introductory content for learning more about artificial intelligence: its history, how organizations currently apply it, the meaning of basic concepts such as the prompt, and the appearance of the emerging discipline of Prompt engineering. 
  • What AI-based tools can do today and how they are used. You will find the example of the books sold on Amazon that have been authored by ChatGPT
  • A selection of articles, books and videos dealing with the various aspects of the debate arising from AI and copyright
  • Online detectors and guides, with guidelines to be able to identify content generated using AI.
  • A review of the impact of AI in the legal field. 

This Library Guide is intended as a starting point, so that you can continue to explore artificial intelligence, which is a topical and constantly evolving issue.