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    ICESCO Holds Training session on Artificial Intelligence for Women Doctors

    11 September 2021

    As part of the activities of ICESCO Chair “Women in Science: AI and the Future,” ICESCO’s Center for Strategic Foresight, in cooperation with the Euromed University of Fez (UEMF), being held at the headquarters of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) a training session entitled: “Introduction to Artificial Intelligence Dedicated to Women Doctors.”

    This two-day event, benefiting women doctors of different specialties, is part of the activities being held during the year 2021 proclaimed by ICESCO Year of Women, which has benefited from the high patronage of the Moroccan Sovereign, His Majesty King Mohammed VI.

    This training session is designed to introduce artificial intelligence, define its fields of action, applications and techniques, and identify its challenges and issues. The session is divided into three training units consisting of a total of nine modules, each of which contains a theoretical and a practical part, in addition to specific case studies according to the participants’ field of expertise. Teaching aids are also used during the different modules.

    At the beginning of this event, Dr. Kais Hammami, Director of the Center, defined the field of strategic foresight and related concepts and stressed the need to promote the culture of anticipation based on quantitative and qualitative criteria to achieve concrete results.

    Dr. Maha Gmira, University Professor of Artificial Intelligence, Coordinator of the ICESCO Chair at UEMF, presented the basic concepts of artificial intelligence, its stages of development, and its main applications and branches, namely: machine learning, deep learning and augmented learning. She also emphasized the need to integrate artificial intelligence applications in different disciplines, especially in the health sector to adapt to digital change and technological advances, offering wide opportunities to achieve sustainable development in all areas of life.

    The first day of this training session saw a strong interaction between the participants, who enriched with their questions and discussions, the presentations and trainings programmed in this event, both at the theoretical and practical level. The trainers also used explanatory videos and practical exercises to be carried out in small groups, in addition to several technical equipments that ICESCO provided to ensure the practical part of the training.

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