Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane (AUI) and Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) have announced the launch, for the start of the 2021-2022 academic year, of a new Master dedicated to high performance computing at the service of Artificial Intelligence ( IA).
The two universities, which thus materialize one of the main axes of their strategic partnership, signed in September 2020, aim to contribute to the development of research and development in the financial and medical fields.
The new training will capitalize on the computing power offered by the Toubkal supercomputer of the UM6P and the expertise of the teams of the two university centers in the field of AI and “ High-Performance Computing ” (HPC), at purposes of deep learning and digital simulation, said a statement from the UAI.
Concretely, this Master aims to train ” future specialists able to design, develop and deliver sophisticated AI models from big data for the growing needs of several national industries ”. “Our ambition is to provide Morocco with skills and technologies able to contribute to the development of a set of AI components intended to meet the needs of the financial sector and drug development engineering, before the ‘expand to other sectors of activity,’ said UAI President Amine Bensaid, quoted in the statement.
For his part, Hicham El Habti, president of UM6P, said he was convinced that “ the union of forces between Al Akhawayn and the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University can bring great added value to training and research scientist in Morocco ”, noting that this Master is a first step among several other major initiatives that will follow shortly.
In addition to the IA Master, the UAI School of Engineers will welcome, from September, promotions from three new Masters courses that cover the specialties of big data, digital transformation and FinTech. An offer that ” responds to the dynamics of the job market boosted by the growth in demand for qualified resources in the digital field, ” notes the UAI. To date, the UAI School of Engineers has trained more than 1,581 laureates, including 217 in Masters, since its creation in 1995.