A Nigerian university don, Dr Ifeyinwa Nsude has been appointed a member of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Committee on Artificial Intelligence and Social Innovation in Bordeaux, France. This followed her attendance and presentation at the 2019 Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Social Innovation in Bordeaux.
Before this appointment, Nsude works at the Ebonyi State University, Abakiliki as a Senior lecturer. She was the immediate past head at the department of Mass Communication in the university.
While speaking to newsmen, she expressed gratitude to God and the Management of the university for sponsoring her trip to France. She has also been selected as a member of the Scientific Committee of the 2021 UNESCO Chair Colloquium on Artificial Intelligence and Social Innovation. The committee is to review the papers submitted before the symposium and evaluate the same after the Colloquium in Bordeaux.
She described the development as a challenge and equally an opportunity to serve humanity better. Mrs Nsude stated that her first task will be to establish a link between UNESCO and Ebonyi State University, as well as Nigeria, particularly in the area of AI
She however said she would be more focused on finding relevance for AI in communication and for deployment to solve other social problems confronting the country in particular and Africa in general.