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September 15, 2022

9:00 - 10:30

Official Opening and Conference Rationale

  • Welcome speech
    President Amine Bensaid

  • VIP speeches

  • Conference Presentation
    Emad Tinawi

  • Program Presentation
    Dr. Driss Kettani

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:50

Panel I: What is AI?

Chaired by Dr. Driss Kettani

  • Using AI To Break Through Intractable Social Problems
    Dr. Jeanne Holm

  • Definition, Foundations, Specific Features, Specific Addressed Problems and Evolution
    Dr. Bjoern Schuller

  • Current State, Potential, Transformative Power, Obstacles, and Prospects
    Nicolas Klotz

12:50 - 14:45

Lunch Break

14:45 - 16:35

Panel II: AI Through the Lenses of Development

Chaired by Emad Tinawi

  • Unleashing the Power of AI for Robotics Trends and Challenges
    Dr. Bouchra Bouqata

  • AI4D: Conceptualization, Purpose, Constraints, And Guidelines
    Dr. Bernard Moulin

  • Towards A Digital Transformation Roadmap, Using AI
    Dr. Karim Jebari

16:35 - 16:50

Coffee Break

16:50 - 18:30

Panel III: AI4D in the MENA Region

Chaired by Dr. Houda Chakiri

  • Context, Specifics, and Current Needs
    Gregory Curtin

  • Experiences and Lessons Learned
    Richard Kerby and Theresa Pardo

  • The Way Forward
    Dr. Sehl Mellouli

September 16, 2022

9:30 - 11:30

Panel IV: AI as an Enabler and Booster of Morocco’s Development

Chaired by Dr. AbdelKrim Marzouk

  • Morocco’s State of Development / Guidelines and Recommendations of the NDM
    Mr. Mohammed Fikrat

  • How Can AI Serve the Development Purposes of the NDM?
    Dr. Mohammed Essaaidi

  • Al-Khawarizmi: A National Program to Promote AI4D in Morocco
    Selma Karim

11:30 - 11:45

Coffee Break

11:45 - 13:00

Panel V: Case-Studies / Testbeds from Morocco.
Track I: AI Technology for Development 

Chaired by Dr. Asmae Mourhir

  • Classe Intelligente pour Smart Adaptation et Recommandation
    Dr. Mohamed El Hajji

  • Interface Cerveau Ordinateur pour Contrôler les Objets et Aider des Personnes en situation de handicap
    Dr. Said Agounad

  • Système Intelligent pour la Surveillance et la Détection de la Qualité de l’Eau
    Dr. Souad El Hajjaji

  • DeepGAM: La Combinaison de l’Intelligence Artificielle et de Génomique Animale au Maroc
    Dr. Bouabid Badaoui

  • Embedded and Intelligent Predictive Maintenance Device
    Dr. Kamal Reklaoui

11:45 - 13:00

Panel V: Case-Studies / Testbeds from Morocco.
Track II: Smart-City Projects

Chaired by Dr. Driss Kettani

  • Berkane Smart-City
    Nassima Tabloul

  • Séfrou Smart-Commune
    Dr. Houda Chakiri

  • Ifrane Smart College-Town
    Dr. Driss Kettani

13:00 - 14:45

Lunch Break

14:45 - 16:15

Panel VI: AI4D as an Enabler of the SDGs

Chaired by Dr. Arthur Westneat

  • SDG 3 (Health)
    Dr. Ali Idri

  • SDG 16 (Public Institutions)
    Dr. Nibal Idelbi

  • SDG 8 (Sustainable Development)
    Katya Klinova

  • SDG 2 (Sustainable Agriculture)
    Zuzanna Schwidrowski

  • SDG 16 (Governance)
    Arpine Korekyan

16:15 - 16:30

Coffee Break

16:30 - 18:00

Development on AI in the Context of Morocco’s Development

Chaired by Emad Tinawi

  • Ahmed El-Awah

  • Dr. Ryan White 

  • Dr. Omar Baqqali

  • Dr. John Shawe-Taylor

  • Abdulla Al Hamed

18:00 - 18:30

Closing Ceremony

President Amine Bensaid, Emad Tinawi, and Dr. Driss Kettani

  • Final Recommendations

  • Way Forward

  • Closing Notes