Data is the real “physical” material from which a person or thing is made. It could also mean the constituents or characteristics of any entity. Data gives life to any system. It is life.
The data of an entity/individual can be manipulated to discover the past, present and future of that entity. And Data Science being the umbrella of techniques used when trying to extract insights and information from data plays a cordial role in Artificial Intelligence.
Artificial Intelligence feeds on data extractions from data science and analysis through machine learning. AI depends on data and big data to function maximally. Yes, this is the future.
Africa is not left out of this life-transforming adventure as Data Science Nigeria opens 1st Artificial Intelligence hub in the university of Lagos. Says it’s to further drive for accelerated applications of artificial intelligence to solve social and business problems through a strategic partnership between the academic community, industry, local and international technology hubs similar to the highly successful Standford University – Silicon Valley model.
A hub for Nigerian start-ups and technology-focused institutions, leading source of news and commentary about technology, innovation and tech policy.
The Hub was officially be launched on Friday, the 8th of June, at 11 a.m. on the university campus.
Data Science Nigeria is the brainchild of Bayo Adekanmbi, Chief Transformation Officer, MTN, a hands-on data scientist and a doctoral researcher who uses data science algorithms to understand low-income customers.