Towards a national policy in the case
The global AI market is growing rapidly and is expected to reach less than 90 90 billion by 2025. Morocco is no exception. It should experience, in the coming years, an acceleration of AI deployment in different sectors. Based on a process of imitation of human intelligence based on the creation and application of algorithms, artificial intelligence has a promising future and represents a huge opportunity for the country. However, it is essential to prepare the ground for the use of this technology and to participate in its development in both public and private sectors.
Moroccan companies are being prepared to sink
“The challenge for Moroccan companies is to move from the experimental phase to the operational phase. Companies need to address a number of potential challenges, such as how to integrate AI systems with the business process or the rest of the organization’s digital platform, as well as how to manage AI in a profitable and ethical way. And with an AI-based intelligent system, companies of all sizes will be able to expand their tailor-made services to all their customers, and not just the largest companies, ”CGEM points out in a document on artificial intelligence aimed at creating Moroccans. Companies are aware of the great challenges ahead and help them anticipate the transformation due to the advent of AI in Morocco ৷ this analysis identifies eight key and mature sectors capable of making full use of artificial intelligence and benefiting from it.
These are banking, telecom, insurance, automobile industry, agriculture, energy, self-employment and e-government (electronic administration). CGEM recommends investing in R&D related to AI, strengthening human capacity and preparing for labor market transformation, rethinking AI as an asset for companies and rethinking training institutes in IA. “Companies concerned about the bottom line and costs need to make it clear that spending on data science, machine learning and AI is not a waste. It is precisely these investments that will allow greater efficiency and therefore improve their turnover and increase their market share, ”the same source pointed out.
A strategy for AI
At the state level, some initiatives should be taken, such as the Department of Higher Education and Scientific Research and the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, which was launched in 2019, through CNRST and ADD, to support research on “Al Khawarizmi” artificial intelligence and its applications. Program. In the case of AI and Big Data, 45 projects (out of a total of 251) have been selected. We should also mention ADD, which is working on a “National AI Roadmap” project to assist in the development of this technology in Morocco. Prioritize artificial intelligence in digital transformation projects, both strategically and economically. This is the recommendation of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council in their recent opinion on digital transformation.
“Indeed, AI optimizes capital resources and makes it possible to improve production factors beyond the physical limits of work,” says the same source. In this sense, it is a question of raising awareness among public and private sector stakeholders about the transformative nature of AI and its various economic opportunities. . It is also a question of speeding up the construction of public data (open data) disclosure and improving its management to get the data needed for the development of AI applications.
The aforementioned views urge national players working in the field of AI and data economics to accelerate the implementation of the concrete application of AI to meet the needs of our society (health, education, agriculture, industry) and support the emergence of an ecosystem. Develop quality. The goal is to position yourself in the global AI value chain. It is also recommended to centralize and pool the research resources available at various AI technology related technology centers in partnership with manufacturers to achieve sectoral applications.