Nigeria’s technology expert, Agbolade Omowole, has said that Nigeria needs artificial intelligence to combat insecurity.
Artificial Intelligence is the field of computer science focused on the development of smart machines that can perform tasks requiring human-level intelligence. AI seeks to replicate or simulate human intelligence in machines.
Omowole said that Nigerian Intelligence Agencies need to know that there is a limit to the availability of human intelligence in the fight against insecurity; a problem that has plagued the country for more than a decade.
He also said that technology can strongly aid basic human tasks, adding that it is better to put 100 people to work than to do the work of 100 people. He believes that an AI gathering process that will take humans a year to complete may take machines just about an hour.
Another important piece of information about this is that if Nigeria Intelligence Agencies make use of AI, they will be able to gain accurate and exact knowledge of bandits, the manner of their operations, funding sources, and collaborators. The information gathered will aid the military in taking proper actions against bandits.
Another technology expert, Henry Nnorom, said that those who advocate for separation, war, or any type of civil unrest should understand that any of such in this part of the world will create a 200-year problem for all Africa.
According to Nnorom, banditry is bad for business but now it is the new bogeyman for insecurity in Nigeria, joining others like terrorism, cultism, herdsman terror, kidnapping, and more.
Technology will be needed for Nigeria to get tough and follow other nation’s examples. The rest of the world has implemented key countermeasures that can help stop terror, banditry, and insecurity. Nigeria must do the same at all costs.