The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami says investing in artificial intelligence and Robotics will not only boost the economy but provide job opportunities for the teeming youth of Nigeria.
Pantami during the launching of the National Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, through the National Information Technology Development Agency on Friday in Abuja says the Centre is built to foster the development of emerging technologies in preparing Nigeria for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Minister of FCT, Mohammed Bello said if well harnessed, it can compete favorably with other Artificial Intelligent Centers in the World.
The Director-General of NITDA, Inuwa Abdullahi says it is an emerging technology that needs to be fully utilized to avoid being left behind digitally. Inuwa said AI has the potential to add to economic growth, assuring measures were taken and are being taken to promote and facilitate ICT development across board.
The National Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics was constructed by NITDA under the supervision of the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy.