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An International conference on technology, innovation and society concludes in Morocco

RABAT, Morocco—A global conference on technology, innovation and society, styled CyFy Africa 2019, ended on Sunday in the Moroccan city of Tangier with high expectations.

Conducted under the auspices and patronage of Moroccan King Mohammed VI, the second version of the conference was planned by the Research and Development Foundation of India in partnership with the Moroccan Ministry of Industry, Investment, Trade and Digital Economy and the Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima region.

Throughout the sessions, many workshops and discussion sessions addressed the importance of technology in industry and decision-making.

The three-day occasion brought together ministers, journalists, entrepreneurs, innovators, as well as technology leaders from different countries for what is described as the Africa-centered conversations over data, innovation, gender, norms and new media.

In a declaration, the conference organizing committee stressed the importance of technology, especially it contribution in accelerating information sharing as well as in facilitating political freedom.

The discussions also focused on how to counter the spread of violence and the development of ways to prevent it.  The participants urged governments and international organizations to cooperate with technology platforms to build communities that would capable in using up-to-date technologies.

A panel of discussion was also held at the conference regarding the future and impact of journalism in the world in view of the fast-paced technological transformations ongoing around the world.

The gathering also deliberated on the impact of the press and social media on citizens, and how technology is probably affecting and influencing journalism.

The conference participants maintained that the reliance on technology and artificial intelligence especially the use of robots would make valuable and concrete changes in the nature and future of work. 

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