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Morocco’s Amal El Fallah Seghrouchni appointed to Unesco’s COMEST

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The Moroccan Amal El Fallah Seghrouchni, an international expert in artificial intelligence, has just been appointed to the Unesco’s World Commission of Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technologies (COMEST).

“It is an honor for me to serve ethics within this beautiful institution that is Unesco”, said on twitter Amal El Fallah Seghrouchni who has just joined for a mandate of 4 years ( 2020-2023), the 18 members of COMEST, made up of eminent personalities specializing in scientific, legal, philosophical, cultural and political disciplines, from various regions of the world and appointed by the Director-General of Unesco individually.

Amal El Fallah Seghrouchni holds a Ph.D. from Pierre and Marie Curie University and an authorization to direct research in Artificial Intelligence. She is an exceptional class teacher at Sorbonne University, at the Faculty of Science and Engineering. She heads the Multi-Agent Systems research group and co-leads the Artificial Intelligence and Data Sciences research axis in the Computer Science laboratory of this prestigious university. Amal El Fallah Seghrouchni studied in Morocco, notably at the Omar El Khayyam high school in Rabat.

The World Commission for the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technologies is a consultative body and a forum for reflection set up by UNESCO in 1998 which works in several fields: environmental ethics (climate change, biodiversity, water, and disaster prevention). It also works to promote the ethics of nanotechnologies related to new and emerging issues in converging technologies. Its action also includes the ethical questions related to technologies of the information and gender issues in science and technology.