5 LOCALLY DEVELOPED AI APPLICATIONS IN NIGERIA

AI IN NIGERIA SERIES While there are many training programs in Nigeria related to developing AI talent, it is usually difficult to point out AI applications that are locally developed and are already available in the marketplace. This article will hopefully be the first of a series of articles; I will be uncovering several locally […]

Can AI understand emotions: A Dive into Natural Language Understanding

Introduction A hypothesis was well laid down by the founding fathers of Artificial Intelligence in 1956. The theory postulates that every aspect of learning or any other feature of intelligence can be in principle be so precisely described that a machine can be made to simulate it. As at the time this hypothesis was made, […]

HOW THE GUIDELINES FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF PERSONAL DATA BY PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS IN NIGERIA CAN APPLY FOR REGULATING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN NIGERIA

In May of 2020, the NITDA (National Information Technology Development Agency) issued the Guidelines for the Management of Personal Data by Public Institutions in Nigeria (GMP), 2020. My concern, as the title of this article suggests, is how the provisions of the GMP can impliedly extend to the regulation of Artificial Intelligence in Nigeria

Data Protection Compliance in COVID-19 Times.

While it’s presently commendable that the government is collecting citizen’s data, a lot of important questions can not be left unanswered; how much data is being collected? What will happen to these data after the virus has been defeated? Will measures put in place now by countries?

The AI industry in Africa: The booming startups and indigenous AI promotion Organisation.

Africa as the hub for most of the world’s natural resources has played host to crude oil, gold, diamond, ivory, arts, and ancient crafts. While the AI industry in Africa is still in its nascent state, times are changing and the tide is turning. With more time, more funding, more research, and more passionate learners, Africa will attain an enviable state of technological advancement soon enough.

Will the Huawei Harmony OS survive where others failed?

The Biblical Ark saved Noah, but is is uncertain if Ark/now Harmony OS will save Huawei Why did Huawei create Harmony OS? On Friday the 10th of August, Huawei announced its Harmony OS as a fallback option in the event they lose access to the Android ecosystem. Before this, the company had announced the creation […]

Why Airbnb is unpopular in Nigeria

In highbrow parts of Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and other major cities, there are thousands of houses that are unoccupied, despite the fact that Nigerian government badly needs to house close to half of its population. These houses are usually exorbitantly priced, beyond the reach of many. Some may say that these houses are built […]