Impact of Artificial Intelligence on IP Policy: Call for Comments
WIPO is seeking to develop, through an open process, a list of issues concerning the impact of artificial intelligence (Al) on intellectual property (IP) policy that might form the basis of future structured discussions.
AI is increasingly driving important developments in technology and business and is being deployed across industry, from telecommunications to autonomous vehicles. Increasing stores of big data and advances in affordable high computing power are fueling AI’s growth.
The growth of AI across a range of technical fields raises a number of policy questions with respect to IP. WIPO held a Conversation on IP and AI on September 27, 2019, bringing together Member States and other stakeholders to discuss the impact of Al on IP policy, with a view to collectively formulating the questions that policymakers need to ask.
At the conclusion of the meeting, WIPO Director General Francis Gurry announced that WIPO would commence an open process to develop a list of issues concerning the impact of Al on IP policy that might form the basis of future structured discussions.
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