FG seeks AI experts for technological innovation

Alex Omenye
Alex Omenye

Nigeria’s Minister of Communications, Innovations, and Digital Economy, Bosun Tijani  is seeking the expertise of Nigerians and foreigners with experience in AI to help the creation of a better plan for encouraging technological innovation.

“We’re curating a list of the top researchers of Nigerian descent from all over the world to join us in co-creating a National AI Strategy. The strategy will help shape our approach to building innovative tech solutions to our most pressing national problems” he posted on Twitter, now known as X.

Tijani stated that the objective is to improve the tech environment by incorporating knowledge from people who have previously interacted with the Nigerian market, ultimately leading to more efficient and significant technological advancements.

AI is a flexible technology that is changing the world, and it has a significant potential impact on social progress and economic growth. AI might boost the world economy by $15.7 trillion by 2030. This includes $9.1 trillion in new products and $3 trillion in increased productivity, according to experts.

Attaining certain targets is the strategy’s goal. Tijani Bosun stated in a statement that the government intends to broaden its collaborative method and seeks to involve well-known AI researchers of Nigerian descent from around the world in the development of a National AI Strategy, building on the foundation established by the National Information Technology Development Agency in the creation of a National AI strategy.

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