UM6P, the famous Mohammed VI Polytechnic University, and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) are co-organizing the African edition of the Applied Machine Learning Days (AMLD) from November 3 to 5, at UM6P in Benguerir, as part of its efforts in leading the digital transformation of the kingdom.
According to a joint statement from the organizers, the AMLD Africa conference, which will focus on artificial intelligence, aims to make AI more accessible, inclusive, and of higher quality on the continent.
The conference will focus on how artificial intelligence can be used to solve real-world problems in Africa, such as cancer detection, agricultural production optimization, and machine translation of the Moroccan dialect (Darija).
Furthermore, the conference intends to demonstrate how AI can aid the continent’s long-term development.
“The more Africans who learn and master AI, the more existing (or new) projects will harness data to create social, economic, and cultural value in local environments,” said the organizers in a statement.
“The second edition of AMLD Africa will present AI with the same ambitious vision,” they added.
Over the three days of the conference, speakers from public institutions, private multinational technology companies, and emerging startups will share their knowledge and experiences.
AMLD Africa intends to hold educational workshops to assist participants in improving their technical skills.
Ghita Mezzour, Morocco’s Minister of Digital Transition and Administrative Reform will open the conference, which will highlight the country’s digitization journey. Mezzour will also emphasize the importance of coordinating public and private sector policies on a global scale.
Following the inauguration of the minister, senior executives from Oracle, IBM, Microsoft, Novartis, and emerging startups will make presentations.