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UNILAG wins N396million Grants to Lead Artificial Intelligence Research in Africa.

Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) have jointly awarded a research grant of One Million, Two Hundred and Forty-Eight Thousand, One Hundred and Forty-Five Canadian Dollars (CAD 1, 248, 145) to the University of Lagos.

The grant is part of the four-year Artificial Intelligence for Development in Africa (AI4D) programme, which is dedicated to accelerating the realization of Africa’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) innovations toward the achievement of continental and global developmental goals. 

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For this project, there will be an Artificial Intelligence for Education Innovation Research Network HUB (The EduAI HUB), which will be located at the University of Lagos main campus. Other partners on the project include Université d’Abomey Calavi, a foremost national university in Benin Republic, and Data Science Nigeria (DSN).

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The Lead Principal Investigator of the project is Dr. Oladipupo Sennaike of the Department of Computer Science. The Co-Principal Investigators are Dr. Victor Odumuyiwa, Dr. Chika Yinka-Banjo, and Dr. Adekemi Omotubora.

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The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, FAS, congratulates the researchers and the entire university community on the newest feather added to UNILAG’s cap in research leadership.

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