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FG to establish agency for artificial intelligence, robotics – Onu by Pulsenaija: 6:59pm On Sep 23


Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology, says the Federal Government plans to establish an agency that would be in charge of artificial intelligence and robotics.

He made this disclosure on Monday in Abuja when officials of the Nigeria Science Academy (NSA) visited him in his office.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a general term that implies the use of a computer to model, including robotics, natural language processing (NLP), computer vision and it is sometimes called machine intelligence.

Onu disclosed that for a very long time his ministry has been working to establish the agency, and it has passed through a lot of processes.

According to him, the ministry is close to achieving its aim and when it is fully achieved it would be made public to Nigerians.




“We are very committed to ensure that we have at least one research institute, centre or Agency that will concentrate on artificial intelligence and robotics,” he said.

Onu said this has become imperative because with the establishment of artificial intelligence the level and quality of research, universities, and industrial laboratories in the country would increase and could compete favourable with international standard.

He expressed the hope that the private sector would show interest and at the end it would be commercialised, saying that positive ideas could be translated to products and services available in the market place.




According to Onu, it will also help create jobs, grow the economy and boost the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the country.

“The institute once established would be useful and Academy of Engineers that would work closely with the ministry to attain maturity.

Onu appreciated the academy’s effort to hold a workshop on Big Data and artificial intelligence.

He said the Ministry had partner with Women in Science group, saying that they need to go to the rural schools to encourage the girl child to be interested in reading Science related courses.

The minister, however, urged the president of the Academy to work with relevant stakeholders for country to attain level of greatness.

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2019/09/fg-to-establish-agency-for-artificial-intelligence-robotics-onu/amp/

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Re: FG to establish agency for artificial intelligence, robotics – Onu by Abfinest007(m): 7:03pm On Sep 23
we already have one in also Rock

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Re: FG to establish agency for artificial intelligence, robotics – Onu by Pulsenaija: 7:04pm On Sep 23
Lol this one mad oh

Nairaland don’t always delete someone’s link this is the source rubbish

https://pulzenaija.com/news/nigerian-govt-announces-plans-to-build-robots/

Abfinest007:
we already have one in also Rock

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Re: FG to establish agency for artificial intelligence, robotics – Onu by kachi19: 7:05pm On Sep 23
What's the name of the movie? grin grin it must be comedy grin

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Re: FG to establish agency for artificial intelligence, robotics – Onu by eTECTIV: 7:06pm On Sep 23
Hahahahahahahha... grin grin grin.. Dis ones are clowns...

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Re: FG to establish agency for artificial intelligence, robotics – Onu by Flexherbal(m): 7:19pm On Sep 23
Hmmmmmmm!

I did not say anything ooo...
Re: FG to establish agency for artificial intelligence, robotics – Onu by StrikeBack(m): 7:51pm On Sep 23
grin

Idiots.


Na kerosene una go use power the Robot abi na
"Oju ti NEPA".

Idiots!!
Abfinest007:
we already have one in also Rock
Two actually

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Re: FG to establish agency for artificial intelligence, robotics – Onu by NaijaWebDesign(m): 7:51pm On Sep 23
cool
Re: FG to establish agency for artificial intelligence, robotics – Onu by MANNABBQGRILLS: 7:51pm On Sep 23
According to him, the ministry is close to achieving its aim and when it is fully achieved it would be made public to Nigerians.

We are very committed to ensure that we have at least one research institute, centre or Agency that will concentrate on artificial intelligence and robotics,” he said.
Slow and slowly we will get to a New and better Nigeria.
Nigeria will be great again in our lifetime.

He expressed the hope that the private sector would show interest and at the end it would be commercialised, saying that positive ideas could be translated to products and services available in the market place
This can only come to fruition when the private sectors take charge of it.
We have many computer gurus and IT guys scattered all over the world doing wonders.
Most will be happy to come home and do this for their father's land.

God bless Nigeria.

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Re: FG to establish agency for artificial intelligence, robotics – Onu by 2019prophets(m): 7:51pm On Sep 23
Waste of money... Just an avenue to loot more public funds.

Nigeria that cannot boast of 24 hr electricity is investing in Artificial intelligence.. grin grin

haha..only stupid people will believe this is a real agency.

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Re: FG to establish agency for artificial intelligence, robotics – Onu by Colonelswitz101(m): 7:51pm On Sep 23
Their first research should be Abt replacing the dead brain of that walking dead in aso rock..

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Re: FG to establish agency for artificial intelligence, robotics – Onu by Nobody: 7:51pm On Sep 23
It's a welcome initiative. A lot of young people in computing and IT will find the center useful for their current endeavours.

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Re: FG to establish agency for artificial intelligence, robotics – Onu by Kennyg101: 7:52pm On Sep 23
Naija don cast..

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Re: FG to establish agency for artificial intelligence, robotics – Onu by toffyz(m): 7:52pm On Sep 23
If this is true and they're serious about it...it's high time I took Machine Learning serious o, ebe lyk sey na there money dey now...Lol

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Re: FG to establish agency for artificial intelligence, robotics – Onu by MANNABBQGRILLS: 7:52pm On Sep 23
He expressed the hope that the private sector would show interest and at the end it would be commercialised, saying that positive ideas could be translated to products and services available in the market place.
This can only come to fruition when the private sectors take charge of it.

God bless Nigeria.

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Re: FG to establish agency for artificial intelligence, robotics – Onu by Johnny1013(m): 7:53pm On Sep 23
why e be say we are always at the back at all times?. We want to start when other countries don move....Abeg talk the real thing and stop all this nonsense
Re: FG to establish agency for artificial intelligence, robotics – Onu by ayomide8990(m): 7:54pm On Sep 23
Abfinest007:
we already have one in also Rock
You No go die Young grin grin grin
Re: FG to establish agency for artificial intelligence, robotics – Onu by Enyimbamercedes: 7:54pm On Sep 23
This one just wants to confuse himself. You want to go from pencil production to artificial intelligence and robotics!

Do we even have graduates in these disciplines? Who wants to staff these agencies? The current t crop of civil servants who only know how to write memos and travel on official tour?

Abeg let us hear word

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Re: FG to establish agency for artificial intelligence, robotics – Onu by emonkey(m): 7:54pm On Sep 23
Fund universities . Don't go and establish another useless civil service department . What kind of people are these ?

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Re: FG to establish agency for artificial intelligence, robotics – Onu by isthatso: 7:54pm On Sep 23
we are still using yahoo and gmail for government official email address and this one is talking of robotics

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Re: FG to establish agency for artificial intelligence, robotics – Onu by BrokenTV: 7:55pm On Sep 23
This people are very funny, u keeps hearing to, will are going to, would do are starting when will they stop chasing shadows.

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Re: FG to establish agency for artificial intelligence, robotics – Onu by Jabioro: 7:55pm On Sep 23
Abfinest007:
we already have one in also Rock
Which one be that? Name it..
Re: FG to establish agency for artificial intelligence, robotics – Onu by ALAGOGO007: 7:55pm On Sep 23
Misplaced priority.
Re: FG to establish agency for artificial intelligence, robotics – Onu by stonemasonn: 7:55pm On Sep 23
vickyhow:
Laslasticlala,seun.
This Topic needs to reach FP !


If This Pathetic News is real

To what use is the Robot?
So we can Manufacture robots but we can't produce Toothpicks


In Chinua Achebe's words;

'There was a Country'
just want to create jobs for Northerners in Abuja.

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Re: FG to establish agency for artificial intelligence, robotics – Onu by crownwealth: 7:55pm On Sep 23
Useless government

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Re: FG to establish agency for artificial intelligence, robotics – Onu by airminem(f): 7:56pm On Sep 23
Onu needs to develop a lie detector machine for him and APC Govt. Hahaha. Ordinary scanner for APAPA No dey work, talk more robocop.

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