Huawei, global Information and Communication Technology infrastructure provider, has reaffirmed its commitment as a trailblazer in the world of technology to shape the future of Industries with innovations, especially in Artificial Intelligence (AI).
The chief executive officer, Huawei Technologies Nigeria, Chris Lu, reaffirmed this commitment during the Zenith Bank Fair tagged “Future Forward 3.0” 2023 held recently in Lagos.
The annual tech fair, which is in its 3rd edition, showcased leading technology innovations across different areas, including AI, Contactless Payments, Cybersecurity, Cloud Computing, FinTech, Data Analytics, Financial Intelligence, and communication technologies. The fair also witnessed pitch sessions to identify innovative startups, panel discussions, master classes, and exhibitions.
Delivering his keynote address titled “Artificial Intelligence – Application & Bias”, Lu explained that in the all-intelligence era, HUAWEI CLOUD wanted to build the cloud foundation and reshape industries with AI.
He explained that as part of its effort to key into the new revolution, the company had conceptualised the Pangu model to develop AI to boost industries and empower the economy.
He urged stakeholders in the tech ecosystem to invest in capacity building to drive more knowledge of AI that would create much-needed economic value.
“We must re-imagine the policies to regulate and open more sectors to AI applications. Besides, we must take deliberate steps to invest in infrastructure like broadband networks to facilitate AI. With the high demand for AI-facilitated solutions, Nigeria cannot afford to lag. This is the time to increase the pool for innovators and entrepreneurs to handle the provision,” he said.
He emphasised the need to create the proper infrastructure that would enable optimal use of AI for economic development, adding that with the right connectivity and computing power, the digital economy in Nigeria would be seriously impacted.
He explained that the Zenith Tech Fair remains a classic example of innovative ways companies can foster collaboration and create more robust and enduring partnerships to engender success and prosperity in Nigeria’s tech ecosystem