Artificial intelligence (AI) is the simulation of human intelligence processes by machines, especially computer systems.
In Nigeria, AI has the power to reduce election fraud, improve infrastructure design and provide greater government security for intelligence, military and foreign relations.
AI in Nigeria would create jobs and expand job growth. We expect it to become more deeply embedded in science, healthcare, global business and trade. Manufacturers in their various productive activities will need specialists and technicians in the field of AI.
The Following careers are more likely favoured:
- Computer Engineers
- Electrical Engineers
- Computer Programmers
- System Analysts
Although, many fear that with the advent of AI in Nigeria, there would be no jobs for humans, as it could take the place of Human Intelligence . However this shouldn’t be the case. Total reliance on AI for processes could be devastating in the long run. Since Change is constant, whatever works now, might later not work. New Policies come out now and then, which implies that the human factor is vital for consolidation.
AI could obtain vital Information about terrorists, analyze their attacking patterns, weapons and location so as to make effective innovations as to how they can be caught and which mode of contact is feasible enough to deter others.
AI could collect and evaluate data, use them to provide tactics and strategies for engagement in key locations. By Careful use and security, AI would halt terrorism.
Nigeria can also incorporate stealth technology in AI, whereby the military deploys humanoid robots or aircraft to infiltrate the rank of terrorists.
As well, some autonomic self exploding AI could in like fashion as a suicide bomber strategically wipe out terrorists within range. More possibilities for AI in Nigeria to counter terrorism will unfold.
Effective Healthcare System
In Healthcare, AI could gather data on various drugs and make a consideration on side effects before marketing them.
For drug researchers relying on AI as an assistant, it would replace hundreds of hours of drug tests and would help quicken the release of drugs to the market.
It could also be used as an assistant to compile medical history and information from hierarchical sources such as physicians or hospital medical data.
For terminal illness, AI can assist, as to what remedies to take, in order to ensure best possible life.
The auto industry has already begun to design innovative safety features such as self driving vehicles, cruise control that automatically maintains vehicle’s speed and lane detection systems.
It would aid drivers and avoid traffic accidents on crowded roadways. AI would assist in quantifying advancements of these features.
In the Case of Bad Roads, AI can provide the best possible route to take. It can have to its stack a network of accessible roads.
AI, through Voice Interaction and body detection systems can receive data about the driving fitness of the driver, using it to halt the car from moving to ensure safety.
AI would help the road agencies in their bid to apprehend road criminals and those that defy regulations. It would, to a large extent, help to spot pedestrians and drivers that deviate from traffic regulations.
Plate number detection, Vehicle inspection, and Driving license validation can be easily processed with the use of AI.
Crime can significantly witness a decline with the use of AI. Thieves, Robbers, and Kidnappers can so easily be out of operation provided the police and security operatives try out AI technology.
In Streets, AI could provide real time monitoring of all events, providing accurate and useful evidence should a scene emerge.
By connecting a wide range of surveillance cameras, the police can track the movement of criminals, ensuring their eventual arrest.
In addition, at homes, before the criminals invade, alert systems could warn the residents, automatically sending a notification to the police.
Trackers, in the form of wrist bands or AI watches that can broadcast some form of signal in distant locations would also serve to forestall the efforts of kidnappers.
AI in Nigeria can evolve with greater transparency to resolve trust issues and lack of understanding. It will interface with custom software development such as Google Assistant, Alexa and Siri.
AI has the ability to “learn” when information is acquired. Like the human brain, it relies on reasoning to reach definite conclusions, approximations of conclusions, follow rules and directions for use of information acquired. A self-correction feature is another capability of AI.
These features have the potential to revolutionize how businesses perform many daily tasks.
Google already analyzes email for spam by analyzing email content that appears suspicious. Search, sort, retrieval and updating or deletion of data through the use of AI would be timely and cost-effective.
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