‘How Nigeria can leverage on ICT’

By Laju Iren SOUTH Korea based artificial intelligence researcher, Ms. Mira Kwak has said that Nigeria has the capacity to become a leading country in Information and Communication Technology. Kwak said this at the premiere edition of the Nigeria ICT fest held in Lagos recently. According to her, technology could be used as a tool to portray the Nigerian culture positively to the international community.  Her words: “Technology offers peculiar advantages to latecomers; those in the developing world can grow faster than developed countries, avoid trial and error, achieve technological and industrial upgrading and redesign current technologies and solve current ICT problems.” Other speakers  who also pointed out pathways for Nigeria to move forward in ICT, included Dr. Ben Goertzel, also an expert in artificial intelligence. He emphasized on the…


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