In furtherance of one of its Aims and Objectives; fostering education and enlightenment of intellectual property laws and implications, My Intellectual Property Law Guide (MIPLG) marked its first general activity on Saturday, 18 January, 2020. This report constitutes a notice to the general public of the outcome of the webinar.
On 13 December, 2019 the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) launched a public consultation process on artificial intelligence (AI) and Intellectual Property policy and published its issue paper with a call for comments from the widest-possible global audience. MIPLG has since then conducted AI discussion sessions and organised an open webinar which was held on Saturday, 18 January 2020. The topic for discussion was coined “Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Intellectual Property Relationship: IMPACT ON DEVELOPING COUNTRIES”. Attendance was free and open to the general public as it was medium to educate the public on AI and its presence in modern economies.
With 184 participants, the webinar commenced at 8:00PM (GMT+1). Nkoyo Iyanam, Esq., a legal practitioner and member of the MIPLG Team anchored the session and marked it open with an introductory speech, inviting the guest lecturer Mr. Ademola Adeyoju to deliver his lecture.
Mr. Ademola Adeyoju, is a legal practitioner, technology and intellectual property specialist. As guest lecturer and presenter of webinar, he engaged the audience in an incredibly insightful lecture and interaction for 45 minutes and concluded his presentation. A question and answer session was subsequently declared open by Ms. Nkoyo which lasted for a period of 20 minutes after which she declared the session concluded. She called on V.C. Onyeagbako, Esq. to deliver the vote of thanks marking the close of the session.
The vote of thanks was duly delivered by Ms. Victoria at 9:10PM (GMT+1) which marked the close of events.
As the first webinar organised by MIPLG for public education, the attendance and response from participants was over-whelming and highly encouraging. MIPLG is grateful to all participants and organisers. The MIPLG team promises to put relevant structures in place for more educative sessions and encourages the public to keep up with the organisation.
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