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US, Nigeria to Explore Partnerships in Digital Economy, AI

The United States of America (USA) and Nigeria are set to discuss digital economy, emerging technology, and the development and implementation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in a bid to find common grounds for partnerships.

The Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy, Mr Arthur Brown, disclosed this during the closing ceremony of a four-day Workshop on National Artificial Intelligence Strategy in Abuja.

Brown said in less than two weeks, high-level U.S. government officials would be in Abuja for a conference under the auspices of the U.S.-Nigeria Bi-National Commission.

Providing further details on the upcoming meeting, the U.S. deputy chief of mission said:

“In less than two weeks, the United States and Nigeria will hold a Bi-National Commission, a conference with high-level U.S. government officials coming to Abuja to discuss, among other things, the digital economy and emerging technology.

“We want to foster deeper partnerships and work together to create programs and policies that will drive robust, resilient, and inclusive economic growth.

“Looking ahead, we hope to build on the momentum of this four days workshop with an Al conference in Lagos to deepen the linkages between our economies. We want to align Al governance to ensure that Al is deployed in a safe, secure, transparent, and trustworthy manner.’’
Partnership on economy.

He said the U.S., through its various agencies was ready to work with Nigeria as equal partners, to deliver on everything from talent development, infrastructure, and research, to innovation. He commended Nigeria for its support on the adoption of a landmark United Nations resolution on AI. He also pledged the U.S. government’s continued partnership with Nigeria on economy.

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