The Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law (CIPIT) is an evidence-based research and training Centre based at Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya.
Our Mission is to study, create, and share knowledge on the development of intellectual property and information technology, especially as they contribute to African Law and Human Rights.
Our team is multidisciplinary, drawn from law, political science, computer science and development while using diverse methodological approaches to inform debates on ICT applications and regulation.
HOW DOES AI WORK – WIPO COMPETITION
Our IP team took part in the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) “How does AI work?” competition in November 2020 where participants were asked to send in short videos explaining AI in a fun, engaging, and easily accessible way. We are pleased to announce that we were selected as one of the winners and our video is displayed on the WIPO AI Exhibition page.
CONFERENCE ON THE STATE OF AI IN AFRICA – 2023
We held the first-ever Conference on the State of Artificial Intelligence in Africa (COSAA 2023) this year. In order to promote growth and innovation on the continent, we emphasise the existence, development, and adoption of AI in Africa. Some of the speakers noted that more people need to be skilled in order to create technology models that would address issues unique to Africa. They also discuss the necessity of holding such models accountable and garnering funding to encourage more innovation. A large push for AI for Africa by Africa was made.