By G9ija

The Federal Government on Monday said it would collaborate with United Arab Emirates (UAE) on the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology in Nigeria.

Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, the Minister of Science and Technology made this known when he received the UAE Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Obaid Mohamed on Monday in Abuja.

According to him, contributions from UAE will fast track development of Artificial Intelligence in Nigeria.

Artificial Intelligence is a branch of computer science that deals with the simulation of intelligent behaviour in computers.

It is the ability of a computer or computer-controlled robot to perform tasks commonly associated with intelligent beings.

The term is frequently applied to the project of developing systems with the ability to reason and discover meaning among others.

Onu said that developing AI in the country would make Nigeria to take its rightful place among the comity of nations.

Earlier, Mohamed said that UAE had started producing AI for a long time, adding that the country would be happy to collaborate with Federal Government in establishing production of AI in Nigeria.

He added that UAE would further partner with the Federal Government on renewable energy to improve energy creation in Nigeria.