Ai Movement du Maroc becomes UNESCO Category 2 Center

Morocco’s Ai Movement, an international center for artificial intelligence, has been elevated to UNESCO category 2 status.

Paris, November 15, 2023 – Held in Paris for its 42nd session, the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) awarded “Ai Movement”, a Moroccan international artificial intelligence center affiliated with the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University in Rabat.

UNESCO recognition

It is important to understand that, unlike category 1 institutes, category 2 institutes are associated with UNESCO, but are not legally part of it. The mandate of these centers is to contribute to the attainment of UNESCO’s objectives. UNESCO’s strategic objectivesand receive direct funding from the member states hosting them.

As far as Morocco’s “Ai Movement” is concerned, this promotion, highly appreciated by UNESCO’s Executive Board and General Conference, underlines the Kingdom of Morocco’s pre-eminent role at regional level in emerging technologiesin particular those connected to artificial intelligence that respect universal ethical principles, and confirms its dedication to regional and multilateral collaboration in this fast-growing sector with its potential for growth. economic growth and social development for Africa.

Commitment to responsible artificial intelligence

“Ai Movement, the first Category 2 Artificial Intelligence Center in Africa, will redouble its efforts with UNESCO and other stakeholders to promote responsible artificial intelligence. increasing human and institutional capacities for responsible and ethical AI, with a special focus on Africa. This is fully in line with the Kingdom of Morocco’s policy of African solidarity and regional priorities.


The aim of the Ai Movement

“This is a real consecration for the “Ai Movement”, to achieve the rank of UNESCO category 2 center. We are thus joining a global network of institutions nobly chosen for their excellence in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s fields of expertise”, proclaims Amal El Fallah Seghrouchni, Executive President of Ai Movement.

Artificial Intelligence Ai Movement Category 2 UNESCO International Center AI Training

Ai Movement: the international hub for artificial intelligence

Ai Movement is an international center of excellencededicated to artificial intelligence and data science. It is organized around seven major pillars: training, research and development, innovation, transfer, strategic studies, field studies, and national and international collaborations. Watch this video to discover the excellence of Ai Movement.

In addition, Ai Movement stands out as a regional hub dedicated to the construction ofa national and regional ecosystem specialized in the fields ofAI and data science. Its commitment is to produce world-class research and cutting-edge technologies for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as defined in the United Nations 2030 Agenda and the African Union’s Agenda 2063 seeking to bring about a flourishing Africa.

The terms of this cooperation will be set out in a tripartite agreement to be signed shortly between the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco, the “Ai Movement” Centre and UNESCO.

Press release of November 15, 2023