25 February 2021
Egypt Chairs AU Working Group on AI


Egypt, represented by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), participated in the African Working Group on Artificial Intelligence (AI) meeting, held on February 24, under the umbrella of the African Union (AU).
 
During the meeting, Egypt was elected Chair of the Working Group, Uganda its Vice Chair, and Djibouti its Rapporteur.
 
The meeting discussed the necessity of having a unified stance towards AI issues and areas of priority to African countries; the role of AI in vital sectors, such as health, environment and education; the significance of exchanging experiences and cooperating to bridge the digital divide between developed and African countries; and the importance of developing a joint capacity building framework in Africa.
 
The AU Working Group on AI was formed by virtue of a decision issued during the Third Ordinary Session of the AU Specialized Technical Committee on Communication and ICT (STC-CICT-3), based on a proposal submitted by Egypt, with the aim to unify views and develop a single African AI strategy.
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