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Knowledge in robotics will aid economic growth

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Making objects and devices intelligent are one of today’s major trends, and this will become even more important over the next decade.

Artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics will be a key driver of economic and productivity growth in the future.
  
Many sectors, including health and farming, will benefit from these technologies, be it through faster and more accurate diagnosis of diseases or less pesticide usage as a result of precision farming.

As such, the Managing Director of Bliss Team Educational Services, Michael Ahamefule, has called for more investment into the sub-sector for economic growth.

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Ahamefule said if funding and the right environment is created, especially by the government, Nigeria, cum Africa will be in a strong position, both scientifically and commercially to benefit from robot sciences.

He said Nigeria is ripe for innovation, “and I think what can trigger that is investments and knowledge, especially in emerging technologies including robotics, AI, Machine Learning and the likes.”

According to him, Nigeria cannot afford to sit back, especially as the globe moves towards fourth industrial revolution.”

While emphasizing STEM right from the grassroots, he said Bredhub will be organizing an interactive AI Robotics experience, a train the trainer forum in Lagos, scheduled for March 13 to 18.

He advised governments at all levels to create all the needed platforms that will engender creativity, especially by stimulating the interest of the youths.

According to him, technology can make the economy productive, competitive and help create solutions for problems.

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