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DSN to raise one million AI experts for emerging markets

By Guardian Nigeria
03 December 2021   |   2:43 am
Data Science Nigeria (DSN) is to raise one million artificial intelligence (Al) talents for over two billion people in emerging markets.

Data Science Nigeria (DSN) is to raise one million artificial intelligence (Al) talents for over two billion people in emerging markets.
   
This is in addition to DSN’s plan to unveil its new logo to reflect its global positioning and expansion plans beyond Nigeria.

   
The logo, which has the global map of the world and emphasises the DSN short name identity, will reflect the organisation’s ambition to deliver high-impact AI solutions across the world, while also expanding its free training and research network across many countries beyond Nigeria.
   
Speaking at the celebration of its fifth year anniversary, Founder and Lead Mentor, Dr. Bayo Adekanmbi, said this is an important moment in our evolution, adding that DSN is becoming a distributed talent company with a global impact.
   
“We are excited about the opportunity to translate some of our works into products that will add value, while also supporting our sustainability. I am also excited about the opportunity to outsource our projects to multiple partners as we co-create value at scale,” he stated.
  
Adekanmbi said the new partnership business models mean that DSN would work with more independent consultants and experts across the world on an on-demand basis while keeping a streamlined structure powered by the best of the best full-time staff (shareholders), investors, expert project consultants, interns, strategic partners/mentors, strategic delivery partner companies, and the largest Al learning/research community in Africa.
   
He disclosed that in the past five years, DSN’s work has won academic and social impact awards across the world and has been showcased as a best practice in delivering scalable learning, research and social good solution development. The work of DSN has reached over 500,000 online and offline learners, coupled with high impact research papers, which have been showcased at the world’s leading Al conferences.
   
“DSN has designed an inclusive learning model through its unique offline learning platform of over 20,000 AI learning videos containing publicly available content from top international universities curated in external drive and distributed freely across Nigeria to address the challenge of poor Internet.
  
“As DSN marks its fifth anniversary, it is taking on a dual business model where it monetises its research work for the sustainability of its non-profit efforts. Its new extension, DSN Al Innovation Limited, will operate in Nigeria and the United Kingdom and focus on advanced Al solutions development and deployment in the eras of Fintech, EdTech and MedTech,” he added.

DSN’s consulting and training practice will also be driven through an expanded network of local and international partners and independent consultants, as the business welcomes expert partners to support its delivery in a shared value business construct.

DSN’s geospatial powered retail optimization platform, SpotOn has been experimented at scale while its EdTech adaptive learning engine has supported over eight million learners across Nigeria.