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China Ranks First In The World In AI Patents

More patents related to generative artificial intelligence have been filed by China every year since 2017 than by the rest of the world, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) reported to the United Nations in Geneva, DPA reported. Examples include artificial intelligence applications such as ChatGPT or Gemini .

KEY FACTS

  • According to WIPO, Chinese companies and institutes registered over 38,000 patents in the field of generative AI in the 10 years to 2023.
  • Far behind is the US with 6,300, followed by South Korea, Japan and India. Britain is in fifth place with 714, closely followed by Germany with 708, which WIPO says has registered more patents than the UK in recent years.
  • The increase in patent applications worldwide also shows that the sector is booming. According to WIPO, there were a total of 54,000 patent applications in the field of generative AI between 2014 and 2023, but over a quarter of those were filed in the past year alone.

KEY QUOTE

“Generative AI has emerged as a game-changing technology with the potential to transform the way we work, live and play,” said WIPO Director General Darren Tang.

Digital Transactions: A Green Approach To Finance In Cyprus

As Cyprus increasingly embraces digital transactions, the environmental benefits of this shift are becoming evident. A recent report highlights that digital payments significantly reduce the carbon footprint associated with traditional banking operations. By decreasing the reliance on physical branches, paper-based processes, and the transportation of cash, digital transactions are contributing to a more sustainable financial ecosystem. This transition is in line with global initiatives to combat climate change and underscores Cyprus’ commitment to promoting a cleaner, more efficient financial landscape.

Digital transactions are not only more convenient and efficient but also significantly less resource-intensive. Traditional banking often involves extensive paperwork, the use of physical infrastructure, and the transportation of money, all of which contribute to higher carbon emissions. In contrast, digital transactions streamline these processes, resulting in lower energy consumption and reduced waste.

The environmental advantages of digital transactions are complemented by their economic benefits. By lowering operational costs and enhancing transaction speed and security, digital payments provide a compelling case for broader adoption. This shift supports sustainable development goals and aligns with the global push towards greener, more resilient economies.

Furthermore, the widespread adoption of digital transactions in Cyprus is expected to drive innovation within the financial sector. With the integration of advanced technologies such as blockchain and artificial intelligence, the digital financial landscape is set to become even more efficient and secure. These innovations not only enhance user experience but also contribute to environmental sustainability by further reducing the need for physical resources.

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