The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is looking for an artificial intelligence lead that will provide technical expertise to support the agencyâs implementation of AI into its daily operations, Nextgov reported Tuesday.
The AI lead will report to USPTO Chief Information Officer Henry Holcombe and help execute projects such as USPTOâs efforts to use AI for patent classification and trademark image searching to prevent fraud and duplication. In addition, the AI expertÂ will handle issues surrounding biases and how to prevent them.
âWe need to figure out how we can use those algorithms to the best of our abilities,â he said. âWeâve seen an explosion in AI submissions and so AI is now maturing to a point to where it actually can be usedâwe donât want it to be a buzzword.â
Holcombe noted that USPTO is halfway through recruitment procedures and is open to telework-based operations, which he said may help attract qualified professionals across the country.
Interested parties may submit their applications through Oct. 25.