As more countries across the world grabble with the exponential growth of new and emerging technologies to advance their economies associated with Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Nigerian Government in addressing the issues, is seeking stakeholders’ input on a proposed AI policy.
A statement issued by the Head, Corporate Affairs and External Relations, NITDA, disclosed that the Minister for Communications and Digital Economy, Prof Isa Pantami, gave a direct NITDA to develop a National Artificial Intelligence Policy (NAIP).
The Agency expects public to contribute and participate in developing the 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.
According to her, 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 statement noted that NITDA is responsible for developing standards, guidelines, and frameworks for the IT sector in Nigeria, as enshrined in Section 6 of the NITDA Act 2007.