An Analysis of the Forces Influencing the Implementation of Artificial Intelligence in the Intellectual Property Sector in UAE

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The British University in Dubai (BUiD)
The study at hand considers the way in which the potential for the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is increasing in the current paradigm of social and economic change. This paper will consider the various dimensions of this proposed move of automating government services as witnessed through the signing of Memorandum with the South Korean government who will help to facilitate this move. Thus, the core aim is to uncover the various ways in which AI integration into the Intellectual Property mechanisms in UAE can cause massive shifts in terms of intellectual property management and innovation in general. The research objectives sought to identify the forces that will drive or restrain the implementation of Artificial Intelligence in the Intellectual Property Sector. This research used the force field analysis method to identify the forces using a questionnaire specifically for the users of IP services and relied on personal interviews with selected employees within the IP department. From the findings of the study, it is apparent that the integration of AI into IP management has the potential to improve efficiency of dealing with applications and improving the overall rapidity with which applications are processed, it also revealed cultural and traditional methods of management are seen as the restraining forces whereas the driving forces were the continued support from the government to include AI into the workplaces and aim of having a technological skilled employee. Thus, this study has the potential of revealing important factors that needed to be addressed before the implementation of AI in an organization. Moreover, the study will also consider the intricate possibilities that are apparent in case of developing and furthering innovation potential in the country, specifically through the various ways in which AI can enable easier and more systematic application processing.
artificial intelligence (AI), intellectual property sector, United Arab Emirates (UAE)