The Australian Patents Office has decided that an AI machine cannot be an inventor for the purposes of granting a patent.
"Section 15(1) is inconsistent with an artificial intelligence machine being treated as an inventor, since it is not possible to identify a person who can be granted a patent."
Further, the person who operated the AI machine was also not an inventor:
"I have considered the alternative option that Dr Thaler is the inventor. It seems clear that Dr Thaler asserts that he did not devise the invention but merely acquired knowledge of the invention from the artificial intelligence machine. In the light of JMVB Dr Thaler would not be the inventor."