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NITDA to establish centre for Artificial Intelligence, Robotics

The National Information Technology Development Agency, (NITDA) is to establish a Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics .

The Director General of NITDA Mr. Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi  said the centre is going to be the state of the art facility for emerging technologies and will  help to achieve a robust digital economy  .

He made this known while receiving delegates from Nile University led by the Vice Chancellor of the institution Prof. Osman Nuri Aras at the Agency’s Corporate Headquarters, Abuja.

He stated that the Agency offers scholarships in areas that have direct impact on the industry. “Our focus is not to just have Msc or PhD but to add value to the industry”, the DG said.

Abdullahi further said  that it is important to strengthen the existing relationship with the institution so that there can be custom made courses to prepare us for future work.

According to NITDA boss, embedding relevant skills will better prepare the workforce to actively participate in the fourth industrial revolution.

He also commended the institution for its transition from physical learning to virtual learning within the first week of the lockdown, the midel he encouraged other higher institutions of learning to emulate.

Vice Chancellor of Nile University Professor Osman Nuri Aras said the institution will  work with NITDA to ensure it produces students that are future proof as it has a specialty in machine learning, where 85 percent of its Msc and PhD computer science students have their specialties in machinery and Artificial Intelligence.

 

Source: Voice of Nigeria