Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
25 September 2019
Egypt Partakes in WIPO Conversation on IP, AI

Egypt, represented by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), will participate in the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Conversation on Intellectual Property (IP) and Artificial Intelligence (AI), on September 27, in Geneva, Switzerland.

The event brings together AI experts, government officials, industry and academia leaders, and other stakeholders.

The aim is to provide member states with an opportunity to hold conversations and exchange views on various topics regarding AI for didactic purposes, and formulating the right questions that should continue to be discussed in the future, with respect to the possible impact of AI on IP systems.

The event, also, aims to provide a better understanding of the impact of AI on IP, and the potential of AI in enhancing IP administration. This is in addition to identifying issues that need the urgent attention of member states.

In addition, MCIT representative will hold a number of meetings with AI experts to discuss bilateral cooperation between MCIT and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), particularly in the field of joint applied research and capacity development, as well as establishing effective partnerships with United Nations organizations to contribute to the promotion of economic growth by increasing employment opportunities and encouraging Innovation in this important area.

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