Data Science Nigeria (DSN) is a non-profit with a vision to develop Nigeria’s AI ecosystem and position the country as a world-class AI skill, research and outsourcing destination with opportunity to access 2-3% share of the estimated global Artificial Intelligence GDP contribution of up to $15.7 trillion by 2030.
In January 2020, the Chief Solutions Architect of LEAD Resources, Mr. Kehinde Sogunle, held a meeting with the Management of DSN to establish a partnership agreement on the strategic implementation of 3 Data Science Nigeria initiatives in 2020 which are:
- TRAIN-THE-TEACHERS ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI) MASTERCLASS:
This is a one-day Masterclass on Artificial Intelligence and Python Programming for Basic 5 – 9 Computer Science teachers scheduled to hold on the 27th of February, 2020. There will be a giveaway of three hundred copies of the premiere Beginners’ Artificial Intelligence book for Nigerian Primary and Secondary Schools. This masterclass will be facilitated by tutors from Data Science Nigeria and LEAD Resources.
2. FREE PRE-UNIVERSITY/BEGINNERS’ 6-WEEK INTRODUCTION TO MACHINE LEARNING/PYTHON PROGRAMMING:
This is a free introductory class to Machine Learning & Python Programming for pre-university students or beginners scheduled to hold for four (4) hours every Wednesday between February 5th and March 11th, 2020 (for 6 consecutive weeks).
Access will be given to DSN’s AI Knowledge Box (a 4-terabyte hard drive containing 17,000+ Data Science videos, e-books and data sets). There will be a giveaway of the premiere Beginner’s Artificial Intelligence book for Nigerian Primary and Secondary Schools. This masterclass will be facilitated by tutors from Data Science Nigeria and LEAD Resources.
3. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI) INVASION:
The AI invasion is a 5-day introduction to two learning streams: Introduction to Python Programming and Introduction to Machine Learning. It will run concurrently across 50 cities in Nigeria. It is scheduled to hold between March 9th and April 10th, 2020. This invasion will be hosted by LEAD Resources and facilitated by DSN.
Aforementioned are some of the initiatives put in place to build a robust and impactful knowledge-driven ecosystem in the state. This collaboration seeks to birth the Data Science dream of raising one million AI talents in ten years.