WSIS Implementation in Africa: Artificial Intelligence Systems #WSIS2020

WSIS Implementation in Africa

SG20: Internet of things (IoT) and smart cities and communities (SC&C). Prity Khastgir is telecommunication patent intellectual property attorney ITU Geneva

We are in interesting times where #AI, #ML tech modules are empowering analysis of communication data in the online world. Nevertheless, I echo with Robert Sayre that ownership rights should be with the creator of AI.

UNECA/African Union Commission/ITUSession
Session 351
12:00–13:00 CEST (UTC+02:00), Monday, 31 August 2020


Thematic Workshop
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US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has ruled that artificial intelligence systems cannot be credited as an inventor in a patent application

At the outset, star understanding of balance of IPRs were enacted to foster innovation. There is exponential shift in understanding how innovations and trade is performed to develop circular economy.

The annual WSIS Forum is a global multi-stakeholder platform facilitating the implementation of the WSIS Action Lines for advancing sustainable development. WSIS Forum 2020 will provide the ICT for development community with an opportunity for information exchange, knowledge creation and sharing of best practices, while identifying emerging trends and fostering partnerships, taking into account the evolving Information and Knowledge Societies.

The WSIS Forum is constantly evolving and strengthening the alignment between the WSIS Action Lines and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Objective
The objective of this virtual session is to bring together key main actors in the ICT sector across the continent to discuss within the Covid-19 context how we can fully improve the digital framework in the continent and to showcase best practices and innovative solution developed on how African countries are implementing the WSIS Action Lines in the attainment of the Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and the African Union Agenda 2063.
More particularly, the session will address the following:
●  Progress made by African countries in the implementation of the WSIS outcomes to fight Covid-19 in the attainment of the SDGs and the AU agenda 2063
●  Showcasing African initiatives to fight the Covid-19
●  Assesses Africa Digital Transformation Strategy Implementation in line with WSIS
●  Assesses key actions being taken in bridging the digital divide in the continent in order to ensure access to information and knowledge by all towards empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality
o Digital Infrastructures Access
o Cyber Safety and Sensitivity Amid COVID-19: DNS as enabler of Cybersecurity

The question is who should bear the fruits of ideation?

How to catapult you Invention aka Innovation toward a breakthrough in current scheme of numerous nodes?

Patent rights in simple words is a contract between the patentee and government.

Time is apt to share the revenue with the inventors who are generally the employees utilising the resources in R& D to develop prototypes which then become products / processes.

In law school we are taught contract is null and void, if the contract itself is one-sided contractual agreement. However, in reality most of the contracts drafted especially #IPclause and sub-clauses depict a different story altogether.

In my personal opinion rather than discussing nomenclatures as to the naming of inventors…we all should put forward the point of sharing revenues with the inventors so pie of 1% owning the wealth is re-distributed to right people in the organization.

Law of cause and effect has taught us in recent months that most flourishing cities on this planet has become #Ghostcities. Moral of the story co-create and work in holistic view to flourish. Re-iterating Master & Slave concept #patent #innovation

Coined in 1956 by John McCarthy, AI is “the science and engineering of making intelligent machines, especially intelligent computer programs”. As such, these #AIsystems are created by “natural persons”.

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