The National Center for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (NCAIR) said the federal government is working on a national policy to develop the startup ecosystem for an improved national economy.
NCAIR National Director Yau Garba made the disclosure during the Artificial Intelligence Hackathon for the Sustainable Development Goals (AIHACKFORSDG), hosted by Seedbuilders Innovation Hub (SIH) in Abuja.
He said the policy was designed to reposition the country’s start-ups so that they become major contributors to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP).
Garba, represented by agency staff member Babaginda Gilo, assured that the organization would integrate Hackathon solutions into national policy.
“We are interested in what is happening today. Part of what we do is grow the startup ecosystem. The solutions proposed by this competition would be useful to the country. “
SIH co-founder Olaoluwa Olorunisomo expressed confidence that the solutions of the Hackathon challenge would be mainstreamed by the government.
“In everything we do, we make sure we bring in the government. We had a technical week and the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) and NCAIR were part of it. We want them to implement these solutions as a way out of the challenges facing our nation.