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Ghana: Utilise AI to Improve Service Delivery – Dr Agyeman-Budu


The Dean, Faculty of Law at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Dr Kwaku Agyeman-Budu, has called for a collaborative effort between legal practitioners and technology experts in order to utilise Artificial Intelligence (AI) to improve upon their service.

According to Dr Agyeman- Budu, AI would help practitioners to engage in research, enrich their knowledge and provide solutions to challenges within the profession.

“It is about time legal practitioners embrace the emergence of technology and utilise AI in their bid to provide lasting solutions to challenges within their domain including copyright issues,” he stated.

He was speaking at the maiden edition of the Samuel Kofi Date-Bah Lecture Series organised by the Law Faculty of the Wisconsin International University College, Ghana in Accra.

The lecture in honour of renowned Ghanaian jurist, Prof. Justice (Rtd) Samuel Kofi Date-Bah, was held under the theme “Copyright Law in the Age of Artificial Intelligence. Challenges and prospects in Ghana.”

Dr Agyeman-Budu said “Ghana can leverage AI-generated content as an avenue to foster collaboration between AI developers, creators and right holders.”

“By offering legal mechanisms that encourage partnerships and such collaborative arrangements, the country can incentivise the responsible and ethical use of AI for creative purposes,” he stated.

This approach he said, would promote technology transfer and knowledge exchange, aligning with the broader national goal of an innovation and development-oriented copyrights regime.