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45% of the EU's total economic activity is attributable to the intellectual property industry worth EUR 6.6 trillion in Patents, Trade Marks, Industrial Design and Copyright. (25 September 2019, EUIPO)

We have collected in these pages a set of articles and news from around the world on the topic of Intellectual Property and Copyright, selected and verified by our Press Office.

 How AI is testing the boundaries of human intelligence.

How AI is testing the boundaries of human intelligence.

2024-06-18 BBC
There is no doubt, by now, that artificial intelligence has capabilities that are impressive to say the least; in a short time, it seems to have managed to detect medical symptoms that doctors fail to notice, to decipher ancient texts that have defeated experts for years, to predict the weather more accurately than we ...
 Hackers Target AI Users With Malicious Stable Diffusion Tool on Github to Protest 'Art Theft'.

Hackers Target AI Users With Malicious Stable Diffusion Tool on Github to Protest 'Art Theft'.

2024-06-17 404 Media
Patience always has its limits and, once exceeded, the consequences are more than justified. The recent rise of artificial intelligence has undoubtedly shaken the planet, irrevocably changing the world of work, education and research. It has proven time and again to be a valuable resource, and its implementation in som...
 The New ChatGPT Offers a Lesson in A.I. Hype.

The New ChatGPT Offers a Lesson in A.I. Hype.

2024-06-14 New York Times
Undoubtedly, much of the success of the artificial intelligence models currently available is due to the immense 'hype' created and spread globally, both before and during release. Enthusiasm for novelty seems, in fact, to be the engine that fuels the fame and growing success of any tool belonging to this technology. ...
 Brighton general election candidate aims to be UK’s first ‘AI MP’.

Brighton general election candidate aims to be UK’s first ‘AI MP’.

2024-06-13 The Guardian
"Politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians." Charles De Gaulle's famous words seem particularly apt for the current situation, considering the eccentric personalities of those who decide to pursue a career in the field. This is, in fact, the case of a self-styled British entrepreneur who, determine...
 Google Leak Reveals Thousands of Privacy Incidents.

Google Leak Reveals Thousands of Privacy Incidents.

2024-06-12 404 Media
No company is infallible. No giant of the industry, no master of the field can guarantee transparency and fairness in all their actions. None of this is exactly surprising; users and consumers all over the world are disappointed day by day in the face of unpleasant news lurking around every corner. It seems to be, once...
 New AI tech developed to detect heart failure earlier.

New AI tech developed to detect heart failure earlier.

2024-06-11 BBC
Medicine is certainly one of the areas that benefits most from the implementation of artificial intelligence, as this technology has proven itself time and again as a valuable resource in the battle against threats to human health. Being able to act early and, more importantly, quickly could change the fate of a patien...
 Researchers use AI to analyse cosmic explosions.

Researchers use AI to analyse cosmic explosions.

2024-06-10 BBC
As mentioned in the past, and as can be seen from the remarkable results recently achieved in the medical and scientific fields, artificial intelligence has proven time and time again to be a fundamentally crucial tool for research within particularly complex fields. It seems, therefore, to be astronomy's turn. A team...
 Data allegedly stolen from 560 million Ticketmaster users.

Data allegedly stolen from 560 million Ticketmaster users.

2024-06-07 BBC
The Internet world can be a minefield of lies, bluffs and threats. Not knowing who to trust is a daily doubt for most online users, within such a vast and sometimes anarchic environment, anyone has the power to instil anger, fear and distrust in others. So how should one behave when a notorious hacker group claims to h...
 A new AI service allows viewers to create TV shows. Are we doomed?

A new AI service allows viewers to create TV shows. Are we doomed?

2024-06-06 The Guardian
History teaches, but only if we're willing to learn. Artificial intelligence is a tool of unlimited potential, a resource capable of speeding up billions of processes, of finding alternative solutions to the scourges plaguing humanity - if, and only if, it is used conscientiously; unfortunately, it is clear that this i...
 Viral ‘All Eyes on Rafah’ Image Came From Facebook Group to Make ‘AI Industry Prosper’.

Viral ‘All Eyes on Rafah’ Image Came From Facebook Group to Make ‘AI Industry Prosper’.

2024-06-05 404 Media
The current progress of the Israel–Hamas war is an extremely delicate situation in many respects, which prompted the people of the Internet to share their support for the victims of this clash. In order to convey attention to the situation in Rafah, the southernmost city of the Gaza Strip, the slogan ‘All Eyes on R...
 'I was misidentified as shoplifter by facial recognition tech'

'I was misidentified as shoplifter by facial recognition tech'

2024-06-04 BBC
Urban crime is a rather insidious problem, threatening the safety of cities and citizens, giving the authorities a hard time since the dawn of civilisation. Thanks to the development of technology, however, tools have been created to facilitate the work of the police, thus speeding up the process of recognising and arr...
 Hydroelectricity is a hidden source of methane emissions. These people want to solve that.

Hydroelectricity is a hidden source of methane emissions. These people want to solve that.

2024-06-03 BBC
The search for a sustainable, renewable energy source will never come to an end; the situation conceals significant risks whose answer is notoriously complex to identify. Reservoirs and hydroelectric dams, for example, are regarded as one of the oldest forms of renewable energy, although they are responsible for the re...
 Is AI the future of education?

Is AI the future of education?

2024-05-31 BBC
The reputation of artificial intelligence in education did not have a particularly great start: used as a shortcut for text generation and solving assignments, this technology quickly became a powerful enemy of education. Some schools in the British Southeast, however, have recently begun to use it to facilitate the e...
 Could AI help cure ‘downward spiral’ of human loneliness?

Could AI help cure ‘downward spiral’ of human loneliness?

2024-05-30 The Guardian
The relationship between artificial intelligence and humanity is still at the beginning of its development, nothing is set in stone, and the position of the interlocutors in this regard varies daily - any relationship with an emerging technology is bound to face long periods of adjustment. The general idea, spread by ...
 AI Chatbot Credited With Preventing Suicide. Should It Be?

AI Chatbot Credited With Preventing Suicide. Should It Be?

2024-05-29 404 Media
Mental health is a profoundly complex topic, whether it is considered from the point of view of a person in distress or a professional capable of caring for others. Following the spread of artificial intelligence and its use in the conception of chatbots, there has been a glimpse of the facets of the relationship betwe...
The relationship between Shein and intellectual property.

The relationship between Shein and intellectual property.

2024-05-28 Avv. Valentina Fiorenza, Linkedin
The text we're referencing today is different from the usual: it's a LinkedIn post by lawyer Valentina Fiorenza, in which she illustrates quite a serious situation regarding the fast fashion giant Shein, shedding light on the darker aspects of its condition. In this informative excursus, the author of the post mentions...