An indigenous technology company, Softcom has joined forces with Data Science Nigeria to enable easy access to artificial intelligence (AI) learning.
Softcom facilitated an AI masterclass for business executives, teaching businesses how to leverage data for more effective business operations at the Data Science Nigeria summit.
The summit also witnessed the unveiling of an AI book for primary and secondary schools in Nigeria titled “Beginners’ Artificial Intelligence and Python Programming“, written by the convener of Data Science Nigeria, Olubayo Adekanmbi.
Sponsored by Softcom, the AI book which introduces Nigerian students to the basics of AI in order to stimulate innovative thinking and drive for global competitiveness will be distributed free to primary and secondary schools across Nigeria.
According to Yomi Adedeji, the CEO of Softcom, “We constantly strive to build solutions and technology that will positively impact lives. We recognise that leveraging artificial intelligence applications across all socio-economic sectors will can catalyse sustainable innovation and enable all-round societal impact.
Tomi Amao, Softcom’s Chief Technology Officer, stated: “At Softcom, we understand how access to AI knowledge can drive productivity, especially when technology is simplified to solve everyday problems in ways that improve how we live, learn and work in Africa.