The Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy and the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA); in a bid to foster a digital innovation culture and a robust digital economy; is set to Commission the Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (CFAIR).
According to Kashifu Abdullahi, DG NITDA, the state-of-the-art facility is for emerging technologies in the areas of networking, research and development, information and communication security. The NITDA boss made the disclosure while receiving Vice-Chancellor of Nile University Abuja, Professor Osman Nuri Aras and Vice-Chancellor, Sule Lamido University, Dutse, Lawal Sani Taura, on separate visits to the headquarters of the agency in Abuja.
He said, “We need to look at the educational sector and focus more on skills and research that can develop the economy. People should not see education as the end rather a means to the end. We need to look for ways to disabuse people’s mind on paper qualification; and inculcate in them those skills required for the imminent industrial revolution and also focus more on science and technology.”
While citing some scholarly research from Microsoft, he noted that according to the study, by 2030, 800 million jobs would be lost unless people up-skill and re-skill.
Date: Friday, 13th November
Time: 11:00 am.
Chief Host: Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, Honorable Minister of Communication and Digital Economy.
The Centre is located at Wuye, FCT, Abuja; and it is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities such as; 3D printer, training facilities, Digital Innovation Lab, Abuja MIT Reap Office, Co-Working Space for start-ups, marketspace also Fablab Infrastructure.
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