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Global governments race to implement AI regulations amidst rapid technological advancements

In an era marked by the rapid evolution of artificial intelligence (AI), governments worldwide are grappling with the task of creating effective regulations to govern the technology’s use. Notably, Microsoft-backed OpenAI’s ChatGPT has contributed to the complexity of this issue, prompting various national and international governing bodies to take action. Australia is addressing the prevention Read More…

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Chimpanzees in Côte d’Ivoire employ military strategy in border patrols – researchers

In a region fraught with peril, a group of approximately 30 individuals engaged in a border patrol ascends a rugged hill for reconnaissance. Detecting the sounds of potential adversaries drawing near, the troop makes a strategic withdrawal. In the face of unfavourable odds, there is no rationale for risking combat. This scene, a familiar occurrence Read More…

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Prestigious Nigeria Prize for Science awarded to Prof. Hippolite Amadi for neonatal innovations

The advisory board of the Nigeria Prize for Science proudly announced the winner of the 2023 edition, recognising the remarkable achievements of Professor Hippolite Amadi for his pioneering project titled “Respiratory Technologies for Keeping Nigerian New-Born Babies Alive.” This groundbreaking work has earned Prof. Amadi the esteemed Nigeria LNG Ltd. (NLNG) $100,000 prize. Prof. Barth Read More…

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Local content: NOTAP to partner Nigerian Academy of Science

In order to boost local content and promote economic sustainability in Nigeria, the National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP) will work with the Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS). Dr. DanAzumi Ibrahim, the DG NOTAP, spoke Friday in Abuja to a delegation from the academy that was headed by Prof. Ekanem Brande, the academy’s Read More…

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Africa’s first humanoid, result of $12.6bn partnership between Canada and Nigeria

The value of the Uniccon Group of Companies’ partnership with the Canada Trade Commission on “Omeife,” Africa’s first humanoid robot, is estimated at $12.6 billion. When the Canada Trade Commissioner from Global Affairs Canada visited the group’s facilities in Abuja, Mr. Chuks Ekwueme, the group’s chairman, said this. According to Chuks, the humanoid robot’s anticipated Read More…

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Nigerian lecturer heads Commission for African Women in Mathematics

The University of Ilorin’s Department of Mathematics’s Prof. Olubunmi Fadipe-Joseph was chosen on Monday to lead the Commission for African Women in Mathematics (CAWM). Speaking on the development at Ilorin, Prof. Kayode Oyewumi, Dean of the Faculty of Physical Sciences at the University of Ilorin, praised Fadipe-appointment Joseph’s as meritorious and wished her further success. Read More…

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Nigerian-owned firm to study babies’ cries with $2.5m

A firm, Ubenwa Secures, has received $2.5 million in funding to help parents and clinicians understand an infant’s cry. Ubenwa Secures, which is based in Montreal, Canada, was co-founded by its Nigerian Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Charles Onu. The firm is a pioneering developer of diagnostic software for the rapid detection of medical anomalies in Read More…