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Registro Nacional Gives Exclusive Interview on the Impact of Artificial Intelligence in Registry Law

Registro Nacional Gives Exclusive Interview on the Impact of Artificial Intelligence in Registry Law

San José, Costa Rica – In an exclusive interview with Costa Rica Business News, Lic. Jonnathan Lizano Ortiz, Coordinator of Legal Advisory at the Intellectual Property Registry of Costa Rica, and Lic. Jorge Moreira Gomez, Deputy Director of the National Registry, shared their insights on the transformative potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in registry law.

As AI continues to evolve, its integration into legal frameworks is becoming crucial, and the National Registry is leading this progression.

Ensuring Transparency and Security in Technological Systems

When asked about how the National Registry assures users of the transparency and security of current and future technological systems, Lizano Ortiz emphasized the necessity of technology in public service.

The use and strengthening of technological systems in public functions have long ceased to be optional and have become obligatory to ensure efficient service delivery that provides public value to society. Despite the initial lack of user trust and resistance to abandoning paper as a security mechanism for property, we have implemented measures to ensure optimal functioning of technological systems and generate user confidence

Lic. Jonnathan Lizano Ortiz, Coordinator of Legal Advisory at the Intellectual Property Registry of Costa Rica

He detailed several key measures, including clear and transparent information presentation, ensuring constant availability of information for user monitoring, continuous improvement of the technological platform, and preventive investment in cybersecurity measures to mitigate and quickly resolve the impact of cyberattacks.

At the National Registry, precautions are taken to maintain reasonable security levels; however, it is not possible to delve into the specifics of the security components used. Regarding transparency, it is important to remember that public information is available to all citizens through the Digital Services Portal, which also includes management information

Lic. Jorge Moreira Gomez, Deputy Director of the National Registry

These responses underscore the National Registry’s comprehensive approach to integrating technology, highlighting a path that acknowledges both current needs and future challenges.

The focus on clear information and robust security measures aims to build and maintain user trust in an increasingly digital environment.

The Demand for AI in Registry Services

On the question of whether the public and professionals will demand the implementation of AI tools in the National Registry’s services, Lizano Ortiz noted the growing recognition of AI’s potential benefits.

Daily, the potential benefits of AI are increasingly recognized for solving challenges in routine tasks from both user and institutional perspectives. At the National Registry, AI can offer agile mechanisms for processing and qualifying transactions, preventing the inclusion of erroneous information, and automating prequalification processes, thus reducing human error, costs, and long-term investments

Lic. Jonnathan Lizano Ortiz, Coordinator of Legal Advisory at the Intellectual Property Registry of Costa Rica

He pointed out that the demand for services incorporating AI solutions is already a tangible reality among National Registry users.

This highlights a growing expectation for the integration of advanced technologies to enhance service efficiency and accuracy.

It is not possible to predict user demands or requirements, but it is essential that the implementation of new technologies seeks a balance between need/benefit and investment level. Additionally, for the implementation of new technologies, the country must have the capacity to allocate resources for their acquisition, implementation, and operation

Lic. Jorge Moreira Gomez, Deputy Director of the National Registry

These responses reveal that while there is a clear recognition of AI’s potential, there is also a pragmatic approach to its adoption, ensuring that technological advancements are balanced with practical considerations and resource availability.

Leading or Cautious in AI Adoption

Regarding whether the National Registry will be a pioneer in AI adoption or take a more cautious approach, Lizano Ortiz expressed confidence in the institution’s progressive policies.

The National Registry has been characterized in recent years by a clear policy of automating its processes to optimize them, generating significant public value and cost savings. Although it is not my role to dictate general policies, experience indicates that the National Registry aims to be a leading institution in many fields, including technological advancements. Given current technological progress, there are no objective reasons to shy away from AI applications, which are becoming common tools even in jurisdictions like the United States and Argentina

Lic. Jonnathan Lizano Ortiz, Coordinator of Legal Advisory at the Intellectual Property Registry of Costa Rica

He noted that while the Intellectual Property Registry does not currently use AI in its procedures, it is exploring and seeking such tools to potentially automate some prequalification processes.

The National Registry will adhere to national policies issued in this area

Lic. Jorge Moreira Gomez, Deputy Director of the National Registry

These insights suggest a forward-thinking yet cautious approach, balancing innovation with responsible implementation.

The National Registry’s readiness to explore AI while adhering to national policies ensures that technological integration is both progressive and prudent.

Costa Rica’s Evolution as a High-Tech Hub

As Costa Rica continues its journey to become a high-tech hub in Central America, perspectives on integrating AI across various sectors are rapidly evolving. The country’s commitment to technological advancement is evident, positioning it as a leader in innovation and modernization.

This progressive stance is reflected in the legal sector, where the National Registry’s proactive approach demonstrates how traditional fields can embrace modern technologies to enhance service delivery and maintain relevance.

The insights from Lizano Ortiz and Moreira Gomez illustrate a clear path forward, where AI and other technological advancements are seen as essential components of a robust and efficient registry system.

Costa Rica’s evolution into a tech-centric future is not only a testament to its adaptability but also a beacon of innovation for the region.

The interview was conducted by Lic. Larry Hans Arroyo Vargas as part of the thesis “Innovando en el Derecho Notarial y Registral: El Papel de la Inteligencia Artificial“, available at the Legal Library of Bufete de Costa Rica.

About Registro Nacional:
The Registro Nacional is a leading institution in Costa Rica dedicated to overseeing and enhancing registry practices. With a commitment to integrating advanced technologies while preserving the essential role of registry services, the Registro Nacional plays a crucial role in the nation’s legal framework, ensuring the efficiency, reliability, and evolution of registry services.

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