The desire of countries to hop on the train of artificial intelligence and get a piece of the pie might be contrary to democracy, according to a speaker at this week's Internet Governance Forum. Even though artificial intelligence has the potential to improve lives around the globe, the challenges which come with it are complex and difficult to address, said the speakers.
The impact of the development of computer science on the knowledge of law is phenomenal and fundamental. Yet, few lawyers have the expertise to understand the impact of new algorithmic methods in their practice. The objectives of the training are twofold: the first is to transfer knowledge and skills in this high-tech sector, while the second is to provide technical training to lawyers. The university degree "Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property" has, on the one hand, a goal to remedy this lack in the field of intellectual property rights. Indeed, if there are many training courses on the digital and the law, none sufficiently understates the new issues of artificial intelligence in the field of intellectual property rights, in order to understand and control the issues of protection of these new types of creation, their usefulness to the implementation of rights, as well as their technical and economic environment.
The government is preparing to increase protection for the intellectual property rights abroad regarding fruits and vegetables developed in Japan, after it was found that seeds and seedlings have been exported illegally and produced without authorization. The Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry plans to help domestic seed and seedling growers register in other countries and regions the varieties they develop. Benihoppe strawberries developed by Shizuoka Prefecture and Shine Muscat grapes developed by a Japanese research institute had been grown and sold in China without the developers' permission. "We are concerned that the grape produced in our prefecture and unauthorized products could compete against each other in export markets," a Shizuoka Prefectural Government official said. Japanese-developed fruits and vegetables are known for their high quality and brand power, and therefore are important for achieving the government's goal of raising annual exports of agriculture, forestry and fisheries products and food items to 1 trillion.