AI in North Africa: Where do we stand, and where to go?
The rise of artificial intelligence is revolutionizing all aspects of today’s life from healthcare to manufacturing and agriculture. While major advances in AI have mainly been developed by actors in Europe and North America, North Africa has been largely absent from the international scene of AI research. This panel will discuss the future and opportunities for Morocco and North Africa to play an active role in the AI landscape worldwide. It will address questions such as: how to promote and retain AI talent in North Africa? what conditions are needed to grow a healthy entrepreneurial ecosystem for AI? how to unify different efforts within the region? The recommendations that will come out from this panel will be summarized in a report after the summer school.