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In Paris, UNESCO hosted a conference inviting filmmakers to confront the fast-approaching age of artificial intelligence in their industry. For generations filmmakers have imagined a fictional future in which we could be replaced by technology. Now, they’re sounding the alarm about a very real and current threat, warning that unless the world acts now to regulate artificial intelligence, it will take over filmmaking and many other areas of human endeavour.
Fiji has officially joined the ranks of countries committed to safeguarding intellectual property with its recent accession to the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property.
Yu In-chon, the newly-appointed Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, began his first day in office at the Sejong government complex on Monday.
Dubbed Supervising AI by Competent Authorities, the initiative will see UNESCO assemble a report on current AI supervisory practices across Europe and develop a set of best practice recommendations for national agencies tasked with compliance.
Thousands of books from some of Australia’s most celebrated authors have potentially been caught up in what Booker prize-winning novelist Richard Flanagan has called “the biggest act of copyright theft in history”. The works have allegedly been pirated by the US-based Books3 dataset and used to train generative AI for corporations such as Meta and Bloomberg.
At the end of August, the Culture, Media and Sport Committee (""Committee"") published a report called ""Connected tech: AI and creative technology"" that explores the impact of the development of AI on the UK's creative industries. The Committee is appointed by the House of Commons to scrutinise the spending and policy decisions of DCMS and its associated public bodies.