On September 27, 2019, WIPO organized a meeting named as “WIPO Conversation on Intellectual Property (IP) and Artificial Intelligence (AI)” with member states in order to discuss and provide possible questions to policymakers who face when addressing effect of AI on IP policy. An important result of the meeting was to open the process to the public to have comments about the implications of AI on IP policy formulation. WIPO put the decision into practice by calling public for comments on Draft Issues Paper on IP Policy and AI between December 13, 2019 and February 14, 2020.
Afterward, on February 20, 2020, WIPO has published more than 250 comments received by the both member states and general public on Draft Issue Paper. The paper will be updated to include the comments received and will be present at the second session of the WIPO Conversation on IP and AI which will be held on May 11 and 12, 2020 in Geneva.