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Online Exchange Meeting on Research of AI’s Impact on Cybercrimes and IPR Protection

Create Time:2022-07-27


On July 18, Quality Brands Protection Committee of China Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investment (QBPC) Government Affairs and Public Policy Committee (GAPPC) held an online exchange meeting between QBPC and Peking University Law School on Research of AI’s Impact on Cybercrimes and IPR Protection. Professor Jiang Su from Peking University Law School and his research team gave QBPC members a detailed introduction to the background, scope and approaches of the research project, as well as responding to the questions concerned by members. GAPPC Chair Yang Tao and Vice Chair Joann Chan moderated the meeting with nearly 70 QBPC members in attendance.


Professor Jiang Su first introduced the background and purpose of the project in details, and illustrated through case studies that the development and widespread application of AI in recent years had profound impact on economy, culture and society, which had attracted more and more attention from home and abroad. However, while it brought about convenience in all aspects of society, it could also become a tool for criminals - using AI to commit cybercrime, which posed an increasingly serious challenge to intellectual property protection. He expected to understand various typical scenario of IPR infringement caused by AI through the project, analyze the solutions and limitations in the existing legal framework, and put forward legislative proposals based on the research. Then, Dr. Gu Lingyun from Peking University Law School introduced and explained the implications of the 49 survey questions one by one. Through preliminary research, he intended to understand the actual needs and concerns of QBPC member companies and their headquarters on the IPR infringement issues caused by AI in order to improve the research through studying typical and actual cases.


Meanwhile GAPPC Chair Yang Tao explained the follow-up plan of the research project. He expected that, through the workshops, QBPC members would have the opportunity to further participate in the interaction with experts and scholars in the corresponding fields. He encouraged the attendees to speak up actively and put forward opinions and suggestions so that this research could address the real concerns of members with correct direction and satisfactory results.


In the Q&A session, the QBPC members raised some representative questions, which were meticulously answered by Professor Jiang Su and his research team, e.g. whether the definition of artificial intelligence included algorithms; whether the research project would involve the impact of 3D printing on patent infringement, etc. Finally, GAPPC Vice Chair Joann Chan said that QBPC members were welcome to reflect the difficult problems in practice by filling out the questionnaire afterwards. She expected the research to help the IPR protection teams of QBPC member companies with their work.