January 25, 2024

Cairo Book Fair: Spotlight on Translation, Intellectual Property, and AI in Publishing

Cairo International Book Fair

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The Cairo International Book Fair is distinguished by its strong annual professional program. That program focuses on issues related to the book and publishing industry. In recent years, the conference “Translation: Bridge of Civilizations” has been launched to discuss the importance of translation as a means of cultural communication and the challenges of translating from Arabic to other languages. This year’s conference continues the discussions from previous sessions, expanding international participation by attracting institutions from new countries. It addresses various related issues, with a highlight on the future of translation to and from the Arabic language.

In the previous edition, coinciding with the launch of the Egyptian National Intellectual Property Rights Strategy. The fair organized the first conference on intellectual property, with the participation of representatives from international entities such as the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the International Publishers Association, and UNESCO. This year’s edition will further discuss intellectual property-related topics.

Shaping the Future: Artificial Intelligence Conference

A significant addition to this year’s fair is the “Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge Industry Conference,” marking its inaugural edition. The conference will explore various issues surrounding the challenges and impacts of artificial intelligence on creative industries and the publishing sector. This includes its effects on publishing, content creation, and the future applications of AI tools in these domains.

Stressing the Significance: Intellectual Property Rights

Ahmed Rashad

Ahmed Rashad

Emphasizing the importance of the Intellectual Property conference, publisher Ahmed Rashad underscores its alignment with the national strategy aimed at safeguarding intellectual property. Rashad notes that intellectual property rights are a top priority for the book industry, particularly given the rising losses due to piracy and modern technological violations. The Cairo International Book Fair integrates this crucial theme into its professional program, recognizing its paramount importance.

Ali Abdelmoniem

Ali Abdelmoniem

Pioneering Leadership in AI

Publisher Ali Abdulmoneim commends the leadership of the Cairo International Book Fair for its early focus on technological advancements, specifically in artificial intelligence. He applauds the fair for being the first in the Arab world to dedicate a conference to AI and its applications in the knowledge industry. Abdulmoneim sees this as a pivotal step in staying abreast of global developments and hopes that publishers and creators will derive substantial benefits from the insights shared during the conference, particularly those related to AI in content creation.

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