AI has emerged as a general-purpose technology with widespread applications throughout the economy and society and is having a significant impact on the creation, production and distribution of economic and cultural goods and services. The Conversation on AI and IP policy aims to provide a forum to advance the understanding of the IP issues involved.
Overview and next steps in the process
WIPO held a First Session of the Conversation on AI and IP in September 2019. In December 2019 WIPO published a draft issues paper for consultation to provide the basis for a shared understanding of the main questions that need to be discussed or addressed in relation to IP policy and AI.
WIPO will hold a Third Session of the Conversation on IP and AI in November 2020. A date will be announced as soon as possible. WIPO is also currently developing preliminary considerations for IP policy on a number of questions raised by AI for IP policy for discussion by Member States and other stakeholders.
Deadline for further written interventions and comments on the Second Session. Interventions
November 2020 (date tbc)
WIPO Conversation on IP and AI: Third Session
Interventions to the WIPO Conversation on IP and AI: Second Session
More than 50 submissions were received from the widest possible global audience.
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AI and IP Strategy Clearing House
AI has become a strategic capability for many governments across the globe. Strategies for the development of AI capacity and AI regulatory measures are being adopted with increasing frequency. WIPO has begun to collate the main government instruments of relevance to AI and IP with the aid of the Member States. Member States are invited to inform WIPO about any updates in their policies by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: These documents are posted online in the form and in the languages in which they are received. The views and opinions expressed are not necessarily those of the World Intellectual Property Organization or its Member States.
Many commentators concentrate on the impact of AI on patent, copyright and design law, but how will it affect the way consumers buy products and services and what knock-on impact will that have on trademark law?