Nigeria, in a bid to tap into the AI space, is seeking top and experienced researchers to assist in creating a National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Strategy.

AI is gradually becoming relevant in today’s world and several countries are making preparations to adopt them. The Federal Government of Nigeria has decided to take advantage of the benefits AI would bring including its social and economic impact on the country.

Various sectors like the healthcare, security, finance will benefit from the fast growing technology ecosystem and with time Africa will be able to leverage on AI and contribute greatly to the global tech industry.

Recent research has shown that AI could contribute up to $15.7 trillion to the global economy by the year 2030 with $3 trillion from increased productivity and $9.1 trillion from new products and services (PwC, 2018).

Acccording to The Guardian, both policymakers and researchers are of a consensus that a human-centered approach is essential to ensure Al systems are fair and accountable to all, across gender, ethnic and socioeconomic groups.

A National Al Strategy for Nigeria to responsibly steer the Al revolution towards achieving national goals around job creation, social inclusion, and sustainable development becomes imperative.

Nigeria seeks to pioneer ethical and inclusive Al innovation that improves welfare and expands opportunities for all its citizens.