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    Webinar at ICESCO on “Artificial Intelligence and Education: Best Practices and Policy Recommendations”

    16 June 2020

    The webinar “Artificial Intelligence and Education: Best Practices and Policy Recommendations” due to be held by the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO), on Thursday 18 June 2020, in cooperation with King Abdulaziz University and the AI Civic Forum (AICF), will discuss a range of crucial issues related to the future of education, use of AI applications in the development of education practices and the major policy recommendations which can be drafted and shared to achieve sustainable educational and digital transition.

    During the webinar, which will kick off at 14.00 (GMT) (15.00 Rabat local time), experts will explore concrete examples of successful AI applications in education, ways to ensure fair access to these innovative tools, the difference between scientific research in AI and AI in education.

    The webinar aims to build a common understanding of “AI in education” and “Education in AI”: key concepts and historical trajectory; highlight ethical stakes, with a special focus on barriers to inclusion and accessibility of educational tools in different socio-economic contexts; and share visions on the future of education and make policy recommendations to guide ICESCO Member States.

    The agenda features the opening remarks by Dr. Salim M. AlMalik, Director General of ICESCO; and the addresses by Dr. Driss Ouaouicha, Moroccan Minister Delegate to the Minister of National Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education and Scientific Research, in charge of Higher Education and Scientific Research; and Mr. Kais Hammami, Head of the Center of Strategic Foresight at ICESCO. Likewise, Ms. Pauline Noiseau, Coordinator at Algora Lab, and Ms. Sacha Alanoca, Senior AI Policy Researcher at The Future Society, will present the webinar’s objectives, agenda and speakers.

    The first part of the webinar “AI in Education” and “Education in AI” will feature Ms. Michaela Horvathova, International Education Policy Expert, and Ms. Niki Iliadis, Senior AI Policy Researcher at The Future Society. At the second part “Best Practices around the World”, the floor will be given to Ms. Rim Faiz, Professor of Computer Science at the Institute of Advanced Business Studies of Carthage (IHEC), AI expert, and Ms. Golnoosh Farnadi, Post-doctoral Fellow at Mila expert in AI Inclusion. The third part “Recommendations for a Better Future of AI and Education” will bring together Mr. Andreas Schleicher, OECD Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills, and Dr. Mohamed Hedi Shili, Director of Legal Affairs at ICESCO. The webinar will conclude with the closing remarks by Dr. Salim M. AlMalik, ICESCO Director General.

    ICESCO will hold this important webinar as part of its new vision and strategic action plan which advocates foresight and endeavors to ensure larger access by Member States to the huge potentials of AI applications toward the achievement of sustainable development.

    To receive a participation certificate, please register at Zoom application on the link below:
    You can watch the live stream of the webinar on the Arabic page of ICESCO at:

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