The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has seeked for stakeholders’ contribution to develop a National Artificial Intelligence Policy (NAIP).
The policy is expected to manage the exponential growth of new and emerging technologies so as to advance the Country’s Economy.
This was contained in an official statement by the IT regulatory agency signed by its Head, Corporate Affairs and External Relations, Mrs. Hadiza Umar.
According to the statement policy is meant to provide the operational framework to allow the country to fully maximise the benefits of AI and mitigate possible risks.
“In cognisance of the exponential growth and potential value of digital technologies, which is in line with the vision of President Muhammad Buhari, to diversify the Nigerian Economy through utilising digital technologies, the President launched the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS), developed by the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy (FMoCDE), to reposition Nigeria’s Economy and leverage the many opportunities provided by these digital technologies.’
“It is against this backdrop that the Minister for Communications and Digital Economy, Prof Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, directs the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) to develop a National Artificial Intelligence Policy (NAIP). The development of the NAIP is envisaged to maximise the benefits, mitigate possible risks, and address some of the complexities attributed to using AI in our daily activities.”
“Furthermore, it will provide directions on how Nigeria can take advantage of AI, including the development, use, and adoption of AI to proactively facilitate the development of Nigeria into a sustainable digital economy.”
The agency encourage stakeholders to make their contributions through a provided link;
Contributions Form – https://forms.office.com/r/JmgCe8HauK
Volunteer Expert Form – https://forms.office.com/r/nvmpp8Nv65
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