The National Information Technology Development Agency says it has begun drafting the Nigeria Code of Practice on the use of artificial intelligence such as ChatGPT, and others.

The spokesperson, NITDA, Mrs Hadiza Umar, disclosed to our correspondent. She stated that while Nigeria has a national policy for AI, it is yet to have a code of practice.

She said, “On AI, as I said earlier, we have drafted the National Artificial Intelligence Policy that is yet to be approved. Also, the agency is already working on drafting the Nigeria code of practice for AI.

“Nigeria cannot adopt the EU and US codes of conduct due to our peculiar situation. But we can leverage on theirs to perfect ours to suit our situation.”

According to Umar, this is important especially as several concerns have been raised on the growing risk of using AI and the country’s preparedness to handle emerging technologies, particularly with the emergence of ChatGPT by OpenAI.

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