6 July 2020
Egypt Partakes in WIPO Conversation on IP, AI Second Session


Egypt, represented by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), is participating in the second session of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Conversation on Intellectual Property (IP) and Artificial Intelligence (AI), over three days, as a virtual meeting, in three daily sessions on July 7-9.
 
The First WIPO Conversation on AI and IP was convened by WIPO Director General Francis Gurry in September 2019 and brought together member states and other stakeholders to discuss the impact of Al on IP policy, with a view to collectively formulating relevant questions.
 
Following that meeting, WIPO Director General announced that WIPO would launch an open process to develop a list of issues concerning the impact of Al on IP policy and invited feedback on an issues paper designed to help define the most-pressing questions likely to face IP policy makers as AI increases in importance.
 
The aim of these meetings is to provide the Member States with an opportunity to hold conversations and exchange views on various topics regarding AI for didactic purposes, and formulate 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, as well as to identify the issues that need the urgent attention of Member States.
 
WIPO is the global forum for IP policy, services, information and cooperation. As a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN), WIPO assists its 193 member states in developing a balanced international IP legal framework to meet society's evolving needs. It provides business services for obtaining IP rights in multiple countries and resolving disputes. It, also, delivers capacity-building programs to help developing countries benefit from using IP, and provides free access to unique knowledge banks of IP information.
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