Data Science Nigeria Launches First Private AI hub in Lagos
TECH DIGEST – This week in Lagos, Data Science Nigeria (DSN) opened the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Start-up Incubation and Research Hub, Yaba, the country’s Silicon Valley.
The AI hub will be the first private-sector funded initiative after the National Centre for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics set up in Abuja last year by the federal government through the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA).
“The continent is indeed set for a high-impact application of Artificial Intelligence and Data Science to build home-grown solutions in critical areas like Financial Inclusion, Health, Education, Agriculture and Governance” said Dr. Olubayo Adekanmbi, Lead Mentor, DSN.
The global artificial intelligence market, currently valued at 327.5 billion U.S. dollars will continue to record unprecedented growth driven by increasing sophistication and adoption of AI by sectors that include high tech and telecommunications, financial services, and healthcare and pharmaceutical among others, says Statista.
Watch 2 minutes video of the new Hub:https://bit.ly/AIHubVideo
Young start-ups with AI-related ideas may apply for the Incubation program by filling the application form at https://www.datasciencenigeria.org/aistartup/
In addition, DNS is kicking off its free daily Introductory AI/Machine learning/Data science classes for pre-university students and professionals July 20, 2021.
Visit https://www.datasciencenigeria.org to learn more.