The Data Science Nigeria 2018 Inter-Campus Machine Learning (ML) Competition is a program designed to raise a generation of data scientists and Artificial Intelligence experts from all Nigerian Universities and Polytechnics.
- 1,000,000 naira (1 million Naira) in prize money for the top 3 winners
- Get yourself ready for world’s No 1 career – Data Science.
- Prepare yourself for a highly respected, well-paying career in Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence and learn how this is applicable in every discipline or career path you choose.
- You can make a difference. Help Nigeria to become a world leader in machine learning, deep learning and big data.
- Be part of an all-expense-paid learning bootcamp
Artificial intelligence and its various extensions in machine learning and big data will revolutionize the future, and it is important that academic curriculum is tailor-made to serve this purpose. We must ensure the most up-to-date and high quality learning opportunities are available to prepare Nigerians for the well-paying earning opportunities of the future. This also complements the discourse on the need to make Nigerian graduates job-ready with the right skillsets, knowledge and expertise for the opportunities that the marketplace requires both locally and internationally.
Machine learning has also evolved to become the platform for more disruptive and high-impact multidisciplinary research. Every researcher will need hands-on mastery of machine learning to be able to apply it and solve problems within their domain of subject matter expertise.
This is the rationale behind this learning-oriented competition with a sense of healthy competitiveness between universities and polytechnics across the country.
We believe that after this competition more Nigerian students will be interested in learning R or Python programming languages and hands-on machine learning principles.