Getinge Selects Anaqua to Provide Single, Centralized IP Management Platform

Global medical technology company will use Anaqua’s AQX to help consolidate and coordinate the management of all its IP assets

BOSTON, June 06, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Anaqua, the leading innovation and intellectual property (IP) management technology provider, today announced that global medical technology company Getinge has selected Anaqua’s AQX in order to consolidate the management of all its IP assets onto a single, centralized platform.

Founded in Sweden in 1904, Getinge provides hospitals and life science institutions in 133 countries with products and solutions that aim to improve clinical results and optimize workflows.

Anna Maria Lagerqvist Gahm, Head of IP & Digital Law at Getinge, said: “With our extensive range of products and solutions for intensive care, cardiovascular procedures, operating rooms, sterile reprocessing, life science and digital healthcare solutions and our strong international presence with operations in more than 40 countries worldwide, it was important to be able to improve the efficiency and coordination of our IP management by consolidating onto a centralized platform. AQX enables us to do that, while also providing highly integrated functionality in key areas such as analytics and invention management.”

Bob Romeo, CEO of Anaqua, said: “Getinge focuses on helping its customers save lives through the products and solutions it develops, and on achieving its goal of becoming the world’s most trusted and respected medtech company. We are delighted to be supporting Getinge on that journey by helping manage and protect the company’s valuable IP assets. Anaqua continues to invest in offerings to meet and exceed the ever-evolving demands of the world’s most innovative life science companies.”

About Getinge

With a firm belief that every person and community should have access to the best possible care, Getinge provides hospitals and life science institutions with products and solutions that aim to improve clinical results and optimize workflows. The offering includes products and solutions for intensive care, cardiovascular procedures, operating rooms, sterile reprocessing and life science. Getinge employs over 11,000 people worldwide and the products are sold in 133 countries.

About Anaqua

Anaqua, Inc. is a premier provider of integrated intellectual property (IP) management technology solutions and services for corporations and law firms. Its IP management software solutions, AQX and PATTSY WAVE, both offer best practice workflows with big data analytics and tech-enabled services to create an intelligent environment designed to inform IP strategy, enable IP decision-making, and streamline IP operations, tailored to each segment’s need. Today, nearly half of the top 100 U.S. patent filers and global brands, as well as a growing number of law firms worldwide use Anaqua’s solutions. Over one million IP executives, attorneys, paralegals, administrators, and innovators use the platform for their IP management needs. The company’s global operations are headquartered in Boston, with offices across the U.S., Europe, and Asia. For additional information, please visit anaqua.com, or on LinkedIn.

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Ai-Media to Launch AI-Powered Automatic Captioning Solution to Asian Market at BroadcastAsia

Ai-Media at BroadcastAsia 2023 in Singapore

Ai-Media at BroadcastAsia 2023 in Singapore, June 7-9

SYDNEY, Australia, June 06, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ai-Media, the leader in technology-driven live captioning, transcription, and translation solutions, is excited to announce its presence at BroadcastAsia in Singapore, where it will unveil its ground-breaking LEXI 3.0 automatic captioning solution to the Asian market.

Previously launched to the North American market at NAB Show 2023, LEXI 3.0 is the new and improved version of Ai-Media’s flagship automatic captioning solution. Powered by AI, LEXI 3.0 is the world’s most accurate and advanced automatic captioning solution, delivering results that rival human captions at a fraction of the cost.

During the BroadcastAsia, Ai-Media will also showcase its comprehensive range of captioning technology that boasts seamless integration with LEXI 3.0. Among the featured products is the new LEXI Viewer, an innovative HD-SDI device that empowers event organizers to effortlessly enhance accessibility by streaming captions to in-venue displays.

Additionally, Ai-Media will highlight its range of captioning encoders that ensure high quality distribution of audio and video via its iCap Cloud Network, the world’s largest, most secure caption delivery network. This includes iCap Alta, the broadcast industry’s leading IP encoder that provides efficient virtualized workflows for MPEG-TS and SMPTE-2110. Ai-Media will also showcase iCap Encode Pro, the HD-SDI encoder trusted by major TV networks worldwide that offers low operational cost & low-latency display.

BroadcastAsia will take place from 7 to 9 June at the Singapore EXPO in Singapore. Attendees can meet the Ai-Media team and discover its range of end-to-end broadcast captioning solutions at booth 6C3-08 in Hall 6.

Ai-Media’s Chief Sales Officer, James Ward said:

We are excited to launch LEXI 3.0 to the APAC market. AI-powered technologies are creating operational efficiencies and cost savings across countless industries and with Lexi 3.0 it is no different. LEXI 3.0 consistently delivers over 98% accuracy, meets all global regulatory requirements, enables customers to increase their reach and has cost savings of around 80% versus human captioning. We’re also able to leverage our decades of broadcast experience to ensure our captioning solutions are interoperable across different workflows, video standards and regions.

About Ai-Media

Founded in Australia in 2003, technology company Ai-Media is a global leader in the provision of high-quality live and recorded captioning, transcription, and translation solutions. The company helps the world’s leading broadcasters, enterprises and government agencies ensure high accuracy, secure and cost-effective captioning via its AI-powered LEXI automatic captioning solution. LEXI captions are delivered to millions of screens worldwide via Ai-Media’s range of captioning encoders and its iCap Cloud Network – the world’s largest, most secure caption delivery network. Globally, Ai-Media delivers 8 million minutes of live and recorded media monthly. Ai-Media trades on the Australian Stock Exchange (AIM). For more information, please visit Ai-Media.tv.

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UPDATE — VERSES, DENTONS US and SWF, Announce Collaboration on Landmark Industry Report “A Path to Global AI Governance”

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The Road to Autonomy – Executive Summary

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 05, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — VERSES AI Inc. (CBOE CANADA:VERS) (OTCQX:VRSSF) (“VERSES” or the “Company”), a cognitive computing company specializing in the next generation of artificial intelligence (“AI”), announces the release in June 2023 of an AI industry report titled “THE ROAD TO AUTONOMY: A Path To Global AI Governance”.

The report combines the legislative expertise from Dentons, the world’s largest multinational law firm, and the AI acumen of VERSES with the guidance on technical standards from the Spatial Web Foundation to provide an in-depth analysis of the legal and key legislative trends from across the world on the state of AI regulation and recommendations for a path forward for government regulation of AI.

The report aspires to pioneer a fresh approach for legal practitioners, government regulators, and lawmakers, to keep pace with the rapid technological advancements and to guide their adaptation. The critical aspect of the report is to promote the adoption of standards for what VERSES considers “law as code.” The objective is to encode laws and legal principles into an understandable, machine-readable language that will facilitate the comprehension and autonomous compliance of AI systems with legal frameworks and social norms.

The report analyzes the unprecedented challenges presented by the emergence of AI and autonomous software, devices, and vehicles addressing fundamental questions like, “How can governments regulate AI systems that are on a path to regulating themselves? How can humans stay in the loop to ensure AI alignment with human values, principles, and laws, while guaranteeing fair and equitable services for all individuals and communities? And, how do we encode and enforce AI laws directly in AI systems themselves?

The report critically examines the transformative power of rapidly evolving technologies such as AI systems and their impending impact on legal, regulatory, and government sectors and accentuates the crucial need for developing and adopting standards that foster the understanding, governance, and interoperability of AI and autonomous systems. The report underscores the role of these technical standards in shaping dynamic and effective laws to regulate, oversee, and contemporize AI activities.

The goal of the report is to provide governments, regulators, and legislators with a pragmatic framework that not only informs but also provides a roadmap for policymaking, legislation, and compliance efforts in the field of AI. This is relevant to the flourishing autonomous vehicle industry, while also serving as a fundamental guide for all future AI-driven systems. Emphasizing the urgency of a globally unified, forward-thinking approach to AI governance, the report signals the vital need for standards development and deployment as the world navigates the pathway to Autonomous Intelligent Systems (“AIS”).

Significantly, the report points to the instrumental role of sociotechnical standards, as demonstrated by the work of the Institute of Electrical And Electronics Engineers IEEE P2874 Working Group. This initiative from the world’s largest association of technical professionals, underscores the importance of aligning AIS with human values and reducing the risk of harmful behavior.

The report also highlights the European Commission’s Flying Forward 2020 (“FF2020”) project for successfully implementing these standards. Led by VERSES and running on its KOSM platform, the FF2020 project featured autonomous AI-powered drones executing various tasks, such as medical supply delivery, building security inspection, and large crowd monitoring, all while adhering to local laws. The project exemplifies how the seamless integration of standards for AI with Urban Air Mobility and current legal and regulatory frameworks could improve the implementation of AI-powered services at city scale and beyond.

The report envisions the application of these standards to a host of sectors, including healthcare, education, finance, supply chain and more, paving the way for a smarter world with AI seamlessly operating behind the scenes.

AI is advancing at an unprecedented pace, raising concerns about the direction of its future trajectory. As AI evolves towards autonomous systems, the need for regulation becomes critical. We must address the challenge of regulating self-regulating AI to ensure alignment with human values and prevent potential risks. By implementing global technical standards and establishing an international AI regulatory framework, we can harness the immense benefits of AI while safeguarding against its potential perils,” stated VERSES CEO, Gabriel René.

We are thrilled to collaborate with VERSES on this report, as the challenge of regulating AI raises complex and often novel questions of law for our clients and regulators. We hope this report provides a new way of thinking about AI regulation, and provides important insights to key stakeholders who are wrestling with new AI regulatory frameworks and are trying to strike an appropriate balance between innovation and moderation,” said Peter Stockburger, Partner at Dentons US LLP.

In summary, the report calls for a safe, effective, and inclusive journey down the “Road to Autonomy,” ensuring that future AI systems are not just technically advanced but also aligned with the best interests of humanity, both now and in the future. With AI influencing every sector, this insightful report offers pragmatic recommendations for a more secure, innovative, and integrated AI-driven future. The full report will be available on the VERSES, DENTONS, and Spatialweb.org websites in June 2023, with the executive summary already available for preview.

The Road to Autonomy - Executive Summary

About VERSES

VERSES is a cognitive computing company specializing in next-generation AI. Modeled after natural systems and the design principles of the human brain and the human experience, VERSES flagship offering, GIA™, is an Intelligent Assistant for everyone powered by KOSMOS™, a network operating system enabling distributed intelligence.  Built on open standards, KOSM transforms disparate data into knowledge models that foster trustworthy collaboration between humans, machines, and AI, across digital and physical domains. Imagine a smarter world that elevates human potential through innovations inspired by nature. Learn more at VERSESLinkedIn, and Twitter.

About Dentons 
Dentons is designed to be different. As the world’s largest global law firm with 21,000 professionals in over 200 locations in more than 80 countries, Denton’s can help you grow, protect, operate and finance your business. Denton’s polycentric and purpose-driven approach, together with their commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity and ESG, ensures they challenge the status quo to stay focused on what matters most to you. www.dentons.com

About the Spatial Web Foundation 
The Spatial Web Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the development and ethical use of technology, specifically in the creation and implementation of the Spatial Web protocol. The foundation’s core initiatives include developing open standards and protocols, promoting interoperability, and educating the public and policymakers. The foundation supports transparency and accountability in the development and use of technology, promotes responsible innovation, engages in dialogue and collaboration with various stakeholders, and adopts a proactive approach to addressing emerging ethical challenges. Ultimately, the Spatial Web Foundation seeks to create a more inclusive, accessible, and equitable internet that empowers individuals and communities to connect, create, and thrive.

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VERSES Technologies Inc.
Co-Founder & CEO
press@verses.io

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Focus Communications
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American-Saudi aggression crimes on June 6

The US-Saudi-Emirati aggression targeted on June 6 food carriers, displacement camps, citizens’ houses, and educational and medical institutions, committing heinous crimes that claimed the lives of dozens, including women and children.

On June 6, 2015, four citizens were killed and others were injured as a result of the aggression’s targeting of a medium transport vehicle carrying sheep and a heavy transport locomotive carrying foodstuffs in Wasit area in Harf Sufyan district in Amran province.

Seven citizens were injured by air raids on Qaflat Athar district, while a citizen was killed and five others, including women and children, were injured as a result of raids that targeted a citizen’s house in Al-Hussein area in Khamer district of the same province.

Eight citizens were killed and more than 50 others were injured in a raid by the aggression on the displaced persons camp in Hairan district, Hajjah province, while five citizens were killed and others were injured in enemy artillery shell on the village of Dughij.

On June 6, 20 citizens were killed and others were injured as a result of the aggression’s air strikes that targeted Omar bin Abdulaziz School, the doctors’ residence, the health center and the houses of a number of citizens in Bakil Al-Mir district in the same province.

In Sa’ada province, the aggression warplanes launched ten raids on Bani Saad and Jabal Maran areas, six raids on Sa’ada, and eight other raids on Al-Sha`af area in Haidan district.

On June 6, 2016, an enemy drone launched four raids on Harib Nehm area, west of Marib, while the warplanes launched two raids on the strategic Mount Hailan district in Serwah.

On June 6, 2017, a citizen was injured as a result of three airstrikes by the aggression’s warplanes that targeted Wadi Al-Abu Jbarah, and launched a raid on Al-Barqa area in Al-Salem district of Ketaf district of Sa’ada province. They also launched a raid on Al-Dahehr district, and targeted with two raids Wadi Layeh area in Haidan district, which caused damage to the citizens’ property. Meanwhile, the Al-Jumaa area in the same district was subjected to Saudi missile strikes, targeting the houses and farms of citizens.

The aggression warplanes launched six raids on Tabbab Al-Raqi and a raid on Al-Mahjar area in Hamedan district, Sana’a province, which caused damage to the citizens’ farms and properties.

The hostile warplanes launched five raids on Haradh and Medi districts in Hajjah province.

The raid targeted the Guards School in Dhamar city, causing damage to the houses and property of the citizens.

The aggression warplanes launched two raids on Salh district in Taiz province, four raids on Serwah district in Marib province, and two raids on Al-Amoud site in Jizan.

On June 6, 2018, the aggression warplanes launched a raid on Al-Dabab area and four raids on Jabal Al-Awaid in village of Al-Hajjar and Al-Ahad market in Al-Akhloud isolation in the Maqbanah district of Taiz province.

The aggression warplanes targeted, with a raid, a citizen’s house in Al-Muharraqa area in Abs district of Hajjah province, and with four raids on Al-Talh area in Sahar district, and with a raid on the border district of Shada in Sa’ada province, while missile and artillery shell targeted separate areas of the border district of Munabeh, which led to the destruction of a citizen’s house.

The aggression warplanes targeted, with a raid, a citizen’s house in Al-Muharraqa area in the Abs district of Hajjah province, and with four raids on Al-Talh area in Sahar district, and with a raid on the border district of Shada in Sa’ada province, while missile and artillery shell targeted separate areas of the border district of Munabbih, which led to the destruction of a citizen’s house.

In Al-Hodeida province, the aggression warplanes launched a raid on a citizen’s farm in the village of Al-Jarba Al-Olaya in Al-Durayhimi district, and a raid on a citizen’s farm in Al-Marawa’ah district, which caused damage to both of them.

On June 6, 2019, the aggression warplanes in Sa’ada province launched four raids on communications towers in Jabal Al-Ar and the Al-Maqna’a area in the border district of Munabeh, which led to their destruction, and three raids on Ketaf district, and three raids on the Majazah area in Asir.

Three citizens were injured in Jabaliya region of Al-Tuhaita district of Al-Hodeida province, as a result of a mortar shell fired by the aggression mercenaries and they targeted with six Katyusha rockets, nine mortar shells and machine guns the villages of Al-Zafaran and Mahal Al-Sheikh in Kilo 16 area of Al-Durayhimi district, and with 14 Katyusha rockets and artillery shells in separate areas in Kilo 16.

Enemies launched a raid on a walled area in Nehm district of Sana’a province, two raids on Jabal al-Nahdin in Amanat al-Asimah, and three raids on Haradh district in Hajjah province.

A raid by the aggression warplanes targeted Al-Zaqmaa area in Al-Hasha district, Al-Dhale’ province, which resulted in material damage and the death of a number of livestock.

On June 6, 2020, the aggression warplanes launched 14 raids in Marib province on the Salb and Al-Jufra areas in Majzar district, three raids on the Harib al-Qarmish district, and three other raids on Serwah district, which caused damage to public and private property.

The aggression mercenaries bombed with 152 artillery shells and various gunshots different areas in Al-Hodeida.

On June 6, 2021, the aggression warplanes targeted Serwah district in Marib province with eight raids, and launched a raid on Razeh district and a raid on Ketaf district, and targeted with two raids the Al-Malahit area in the Al-Zahir district of Sa’ada province.

The hostile warplanes launched three raids on Haradh district in Hajjah province, and a raid on Khab Washa`af district in Al-Jawf province.

In Al-Hodeida province, a drone dropped eight shells on Al-Tahaita district and 50th Street in Al-Hodeida city, while the mercenaries created combat fortifications in Al-Jabalia.

On June 6, 2022, the mercenaries of the aggression created fortifications around Ma’rib and the Al-Tina region of Hajjah province.

Armed reconnaissance warplanes carried out air strikes on citizens’ houses in Al-Barah area of Taiz province, while mercenaries opened fire on citizens’ houses and many areas in Marib, Taiz, Hajjah, Sa’ada, Al-Dhale’ provinces and Al-Bayda.

The mercenaries bombed the al-Tina area in Hajjah province and al-Souh in Najran, while they bombed with artillery the eastern Balq and al-Rawdah in Marib, al-Shabaka, west of Haradh, west of al-Bayda, southeast of Hairan and north of al-Manjoura in Hajjah province.

Intense artillery shell of the mercenaries targeted the areas of Kamel, Al-Majd’a, Al-Ghor, Tabab Al-Alama and Al-Mohammadi in Sa’ada province, and Al-Amoud and Al-Batoul in Jizan region.

The aggression’s spy planes launched three airstrikes on Hays district in Al-Hodeida, and the mercenaries bombed separate areas in the province with missiles, artillery and various gunshots

Source: Yemen News Agency

BOU HABIB WELCOMES AUSTRALIAN ASSISTANT FOREIGN MINISTER: SYRIAN REFUGEE CRISIS IN LEBANON POLITICAL RATHER THAN ECONOMIC

Caretaker Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants, Dr. Abdullah Bou Habib, on Tuesday welcomed Australian Assistant Foreign Minister, Member of Parliament, Tim Watts, with whom he discussed bilateral relations, as well as the situation in Lebanon and the region. Watts thanked Lebanon for its “close cooperation with Australia in areas of common interest.” During the meeting, Minister Bou Habib touched on the Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon, considering them political rather than economic refugees, calling for “Australia’s assistance, and that of other countries, to resolve this crisis.” Minister Bou Habib then received an invitation from the Iraqi Foreign Minister, which was conveyed to him by Iraqi Embassy’s Head of Mission, Amin Al-Nasrawi, and the Director of Protocol, Dr. Madian Al-Kalash.

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon

The body of a young man who drowned in the Diyala River was recovered

The Divers detachment of the Diyala police recovered the body of a young man who drowned in an irrigation river in the province.

The Media Spokesman for the Diyala Police Command, Colonel Haitham Al-Shammari, told the correspondent of the National Iraqi News Agency (NINA): “The divers detachment in the Diyala police recovered the body of a young man from the village of Kharnabat who drowned in the irrigation Diyala River.”

He added: “The body was transferred to the forensic medicine office.”/ End

Source: National Iraqi News Agency