The United States and Nigeria discuss partnership in the digital economy and artificial intelligence

The United States and Nigeria discuss partnership in the digital economy and artificial intelligence

The United States and Nigeria are ready to begin discussions on cooperation in the digital economy and the development of artificial intelligence. This was announced by Arthur Brown, Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy, ​​during the closing ceremony of a four-day workshop on the National Artificial Intelligence Strategy in Abuja.

Strengthening economic relations, among other things

Brown explained that within two weeks, senior US officials will travel to Abuja to attend a conference organized by the US-Nigerian Bilateral National Committee. He also highlighted plans to organize an AI conference in Lagos, building on the success of the recent workshop.

The planned cooperation between the two countries focuses on strengthening economic relations and ensuring safe, transparent and reliable application of artificial intelligence. Brown stated that the United States, through various agencies, is ready to work with Nigeria as equal partners, with a particular focus on talent development, infrastructure, research and innovation.

doctor. Bosun Tijani, Nigerian Minister of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, stressed the importance of action taken by African governments and leaders to support their ambitions and strategies in the field of artificial intelligence. According to a report by PricewaterhouseCoopers, AI could contribute up to $15.7 trillion to the global economy by 2030.

Launch of the first multilingual flagship model

The workshop also led to the launch of Nigeria’s first multilingual flagship model, a step towards a pioneering position in AI development in Africa. The Nigerian government has invited experts and scientists of Nigerian origin to collaborate on the National Artificial Intelligence Strategy in August 2023.

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These developments demonstrate a strong commitment to advancing the digital economy and artificial intelligence, which is essential for both economic growth and technological progress in Nigeria and the wider international community.

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