Artificial Intelligence Summit 2019


Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been identified as a critical enabler of socio-economic development in emerging market, with potential to help tackle some of its most challenging social problems. Emerging researches in Machine Learning and Deep Learning applications suggest the possibilities of addressing cases across all the 17 of the UN’s sustainable-development goals, aimed to end poverty, promote prosperity and well-being for all, and protect the planet by 2030.

Data Science Nigeria posits that the achievement of these goals starts from a deliberate effort to build world-class local capacity via hands-on immersion, best practice learning, locally-relevant innovation push and solution-thinking geared towards these verticals, especially the opportunity to create AI enabled solutions in areas like healthcare delivery, precision farming for optimized agricultural yield, disaster prevention, economic empowerment, equality, inclusion, new job creation and many more.

It is against this backdrop that we are hosting the 3rd edition of our annual Artificial Intelligence Summit focused on Socio-economic Development and Social Good

Registration for one-day AI Summit:

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The objectives of these sessions are as follow:
» Reinforce strategic role of Artificial Intelligence in nation building and achievement of sustainable development goals
» Build local capacity in advanced analytics for social development with contextual insights.
» Accelerate the Artificial Intelligence development agenda by driving solution-oriented applications of AI to stimulate new research focus, catalyse new local start-ups and deepen expert knowledge in AI for SDGs delivery.
» To explore practical use cases in solving specific local social and business problems in Health, Agriculture, Enritonment/Climate, Financial Inclusion etc.


Tuesday November 19, 2019/ Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos

8:00-8:30       Welcome Speech by the Convener, Bayo Adekanmbi

8:30–8:50       Keynote 1: Artificial Intelligence for Development – Prof Thomas Dietterich, Emeritus Professor and one of the fathers of Machine learning

8:50-9:30       Special Address : Vice President/ Minister of Youth and Sport/Lagos State Innovation Office/Softcom

9:30-9:45       Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare Delivery : Dr Stephen Odaibo

9:45-10:00       Interlude/Prize winning break

10:00-10:20      Data-driven Business : The case study of Databeaver from Softcom: Tomi Amao, CTO, Softcom

10:20-10:50     Panel Discussion – How AI drives socio-economic development

• Katherine Siminyu, Regional Coordinator, AI4D, African Network (Moderator)

• Dr Eric Sodomka, Facebook Research (Panel Discussant)

• Victor Ohuruogu, UNESCO Data for Development Program Manager (Panel Discussant) • Prof Delmiros, Head of Digital Health, University College, London

• Tomi Amao, CTO, Softcom

•Prof Delmiro Fernandez-Reyes, Head Digital Health, University College, London

• Dr Elaine Nsoesie, Boston University, USA

• Ayodeji Balogun, Terragon Group

10:50-11:10      Cognitive AI Solutions Use cases in Agriculture : Microsoft

11:10-11:30      Geospatial Artificial Intelligence with GRID3 – Wole Ademola Adewole, GRID3 Nigeria GIS Consultant

11:30-12:10      Artificial Intelligence for Good – Debate by Top schools in Lagos

12:10-12:30      Unveiling the Book – Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Hands-on Python for Grades 5-9

12:30-1:00     Closing Remark and Refreshment