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Artificial intelligence policy in Nigeria

Artificial intelligence policy in Nigeria
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Evaluating the growth and policies of artificial intelligence in Nigeria.

In truth, the artificial intelligence space in Nigeria has witnessed tremendous development over the years, attributed to the immense digital innovation and technological sophistication. In fact, Artificial Intelligence remains a significant technological paradigm for business, economy, and largely, the society. The global scene is also creating measures to adapt to and manage the exponential technological phenomenon to improve their country’s welfare. Thus, there is a need for comprehensively expanding the concept of AI, taking into account, its technical, legal, organizational social and philosophical dimensions.

Artificial Technology is an automated system that is able to mimic human intelligence and perform tasks, continually refining itself with collected data. It is one of the most significant forms of technology in its mode of enhancing commerce, the economy and society in general. Though, there are numerous types of AI algorithms, two outweigh the others when in their significant to business: firstly, the algorithm that uses predetermined, human-redefined rules for predictions, suggestions and decisions, secondly, the algorithm that only learns these rules from collected data.

Development of NAIP aimed at maximizing opportunities & mitigating risks.

However, the municipal laws and ordinances of the government follows are characterized by are designated policy that impacts the entirety of the people’s lives. Recognizing the immense growth and impending potential value of digital technologies, which is in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s plan for the diversification of Nigeria’s economy by the utilization of digital technology, the president has launched a policy that will help the country with leveraging the numerous opportunities that digital technology provides. It is the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS), developed by the Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy.

The President showed his gratitude to the Minister of Communications and Digital Marketing, Professor Isa Pantami for directing the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) towards developing the National Artificial Intelligence Policy (NAIP). Mrs. Hadiza Umar, NITDA’s Spokesperson, in a signed press statement also asserted that the development of the National Artificial Intelligence Policy (NAIP) was aimed at ensuring the maximization of opportunities, mitigation of imminent risks, as well as addressing the complexities associated with the use of artificial intelligence on our day-to-day activities, which according to him, will help the country with regards on how to take advantage of this advancement in relation to its development, usage and adoption for the facilitation and development of a sustainable digital economy.

Federal government to work with NCS to enhance artificial intelligence.

The NITDA will be saddled with the responsibility of the development of standards, frameworks and guidelines for the country’s information technology sector, as entrenched in the Section 6 of NITDA Act 2007. Thus, the agency is open to the public’s contributions towards developing the NAIP. Prof. Pantami, whilst launching the National Centre for AI and Robotics (NCAIR) establishment in 2020, made mention of the immense advantages of that could be derived from this project. He also noted that the federal government was prepared to work closely with the Nigeria Computer Society on ways to enhance the artificial intelligence and improve the nation’s economic standing.

During the Artificial Intelligence Summit, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, represented by Mr. Yau Garba, the Director of the National Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics noted that the agency was working with numerous researchers across Tertiary Institutions in the country to improve the research of AI and other emerging technologies. The aim of the artificial Intelligence policy is said to be dual, where the federal government must immensely invest in developing and implementing artificial intelligence which can be accomplished by funding researches, training AI specialists, developing digital infrastructures and implementing schemes that will enhance the adoption of the AI technology mode by public and private sectors. Also, the government must ensure to react to the issues like algorithm bias and automation caused by the AI development.

Policymakers to consult specialists from all spheres to ensure development.

The development of AI technology in Nigeria cannot be restricted to just computer scientists. If the development is to go through the right process, policymakers must ensure that specialists like economists, ethicists, philosophers and psychologists are also consulted. The NITDA is taking tremendous steps towards including the general’s contributions in order to make this policy hugely beneficial to the general public. These tech analysts, commentators, ICT specialists and the general public must take this opportunity to provide the agency with their perspectives towards ensuring the success of the National Artificial Intelligence Policy.


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jdpumping
jdpumping
5 months ago

All hands should be on deck for improvement of artificial intelligence because the world is a global village and technology has taken over in all spheres,we just need to tap into it as fast as possible.

Ultra0711
Ultra0711
5 months ago

For successful implementation of the National Artificial Intelligence Policy the federal government needs to put up plans that will encourage the various sectors use of the AI technology and invest mostly in training AI specialists to deliver the best.

Last edited 5 months ago by Ultra0711
Tonerol10
Tonerol10
5 months ago

The artificial intelligence need to be put to plan but can this present government do it? Anywhere we need to implement it

Abusi
Abusi
5 months ago

Artificial Intelligence is very important for growth and development in a technological driven country. This is why a lot of European and American countries are ahead of Africa. They have tapped into the Artificial Intelligence to make their work easier and faster. This is what we also need to start doing in Nigeria. We should partner with the necessary agencies regarding this artificial Intelligence.

Haykaylyon26
Haykaylyon26
5 months ago

Artificial intelligence need to be implement because it will do us a lot good and improvement, the government need to put this into serious consideration. Technology make world easy now

Kazeem1
Kazeem1
5 months ago

The field of artificial intelligence has seen phenomenal growth in Nigeria over the course of recent years due to the fact that it is useful in a wide variety of contexts.

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Godsewill Ifeanyi
5 months ago

The tremendous advances in digital technology as well as the level of technological understanding are to thank for the expansion of artificial intelligence in our country.

Taiwoo
Taiwoo
5 months ago

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) continues to be an important technological pillar for corporations, economies, and, to a considerable extent, society. This is good.

Chibuzor
Chibuzor
5 months ago

We need to broaden our understanding of artificial intelligence in every possible way, including the sciences, law, business, ethics, and philosophy, because doing so will have a profoundly positive effect on the economic development of our country.

Remi1
Remi1
5 months ago

If our president is any good, he will introduce a policy to enable the country take advantage of the many prospects presented by the rapid development of information and communication technologies.

Adesanyaj72
Adesanyaj72
5 months ago

Utilizing AI in Nigeria would assist the country in figuring out how to make the most of this technological innovation in terms of its creation, implementation, and adoption for the purpose of facilitating and developing a sustainable digital economy.

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Nwachukwu Kingsley
5 months ago

There has to be a willingness on the part of the federal government to collaborate closely with the Nigeria Computer Society on initiatives to boost Nigeria’s artificial intelligence and the economy.

Hassan Isa
Hassan Isa
5 months ago

Advanced countries have started using AI to streamline their processes and save time. We need to get on this in Nigeria as well.

theApr
theApr
5 months ago

Artificial intelligence would be of great benefit to the government and society at large. The government should embrace necessary collaboration to help boost the artificial intelligence standards in yhe country

Christiana
Christiana
5 months ago

It will aid the nation in figuring out how to benefit from this progress in terms of its creation, application, and adoption for the facilitation and growth of a sustainable digital economy.

Tolaniiii
Tolaniiii
5 months ago

The idea of artificial intelligence needs to be expanded completely, taking into account all of its organizational, social, legal, and philosophical ramifications.

Bola12
Bola12
5 months ago

Artificial technology is an automated system that can carry out tasks and imitate human intellect while constantly improving itself with gathered data.it is one of the most important types of technology

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Mercy unisex saloon
5 months ago

Why is this government about lies? Nigeria is not working towards Artificial Intelligence. We have no computer in police station, no computer in fire station, no computer in hospital etc. This are done by design so as to not been able to track what the government is doing or not doing.

Iyanu12345ogg
Iyanu12345ogg
5 months ago

Artificial Intelligence is vital it will really help the country in discovering how to benefit from technological innovations. We should partner with the necessary agencies regarding this artificial Intelligence.

SarahDiv
SarahDiv
5 months ago

The world is advancing we can’t afford to be left behind in ICT. I appreciate the policies being developed towards the expansion of Artificial intelligence in Nigeria.

DimOla
DimOla
5 months ago

The whole world is tilting towards technological advancement. We need to move with the world. Artificial intelligence as come to stay. We just have to keep up with the world advance me.

Adeolastan
Adeolastan
5 months ago

The artificial intelligence system is a very good idea and it will really boost our security architecture and it will boost the Nigeria intelligent system.It will curb the banditry problem.

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