By Kay Ugwuede
My Life In Tech is putting human faces to some of the innovative startups, investments and policy formations driving the technology sector across Africa.
Dr. Olubayo Adekanmbi meets me with a big smile and wastes no time in getting into the vision of Data Science Nigeria (DSN) when we meet at the organisation’s office in Yaba, Lagos Nigeria.
“We have a very big vision; to raise 1 million AI talents in 10 years,” he said matter-of-factly.
The US-registered not-for-profit was established in December 2016 and has developed a holistic approach to tackling the lack of talent and research in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Nigeria and across the continent.
DSN employs a segmented model that caters to six categories of individuals: beginners, kids & teens, intermediates, university students, professional, C-level executives & government agencies. Its programmes, learning materials and training techniques are tailored to fit the needs of each of these segments and there are a range of materials and sources to choose from.
“We have a book which has been downloaded over 500,000 times across the world,” he says.
Source:: Tech Cabal