TAU VC, Speaks On Deployment Of AI In Electioneering Process

The Vice-chancellor, Professor Francisca Oladipo participated as one of the keynote speakers in the Special October webinar series organized by Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), Ebonyi State Chapter in conjunction with KleanData Konsult on Politics and Emerging Technology in Nigeria. The webinar series was themed “Adoption of E-Politics Ecosystem for An Improved Electioneering Progress in Nigeria: The Role of Artificial Intelligence”.

Posted:

TAU VC, Speaks On Deployment Of AI In Electioneering Process

The Vice-chancellor, Professor Francisca Oladipo participated as one of the keynote speakers in the Special October webinar series organized by Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), Ebonyi State Chapter in conjunction with KleanData Konsult on Politics and Emerging Technology in Nigeria. The webinar series was themed “Adoption of E-Politics Ecosystem for An Improved Electioneering Progress in Nigeria: The Role of Artificial Intelligence”.

Professor Francisca emphasized the positive impact of Artificial Intelligence in several areas of human lives and how much of a help AI will be when implemented into the electioneering of election process. She highlighted some of the merits and demerits of the deployment of AI in this process. Some of the advantages listed were, Inclusion, cost-saving, ensuring integrity, and voters’ education and engagement. She then added that the human factor cannot be overlooked in compromising the programming of AI bots which could lead to ethical issues, insincerity, violation of laws that protect privacy, etc.

The Vice-chancellor concluded her lecture by inferring that, if AI systems will be built by imperfect humans, for proper mitigation of the deficiencies in our electioneering process, the right policies should be put in place before the implementation of any AI systems. This will also help reduce the abuse of whatever system is adopted.

Related Categories

TAU VC, Prof. Francisca, Joins Others to Celebrate NUC at 60

The Vice-chancellor of Thomas Adewumu University, Prof. Francisca Oladipo joins other Vice-chancellors, Pro-chancellors, the ESs of NUC, Tetfund, Registrar of JAMB, and other members of the Nigerian educational leaders to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of National University Commission (NUC).

Read More »