Data Science Nigeria

About Data Science Nigeria

Data Science Nigeria (DSN) is Africa’s premier AI and Data Science organisation, dedicated to talent development and sector-specific solutions. With a strong presence across the continent, we lead a diverse community of AI professionals, enthusiasts, and beginners from both Anglophone and Francophone nations. Our mission is to nurture 1 million AI talents and position Africa at the forefront of the global AI landscape.

We are not only shaping the workforce of tomorrow but also deploying AI solutions to improve the lives of 2 billion people in emerging markets. Furthermore, we foster the growth of AI startups and champion digital transformation across African organisations, driving innovation and progress throughout the region.

Our commitment is to raise 1 million AI talents and build AI solutions that improve the quality of life and wellbeing of 2 billion people in emerging market.

Our Evolution

Since our establishment in 2016, our journey has been one of continual evolution and growth. What began as a learning and community-focused organisation has blossomed into a multifaceted entity. Over the years, we have expanded our horizons, meticulously augmenting our portfolio to encompass research and social good applications, corporate support and solution deployment, start-ups and ventures, AI vertical partnerships, and contributions to national development through AI initiatives.

This transformation underscores our commitment to innovation and our dedication to making a meaningful impact in various spheres. Our relentless pursuit of excellence and our ability to adapt to the ever-changing landscape have enabled us to remain at the forefront of our industry. As we look to the future, we remain steadfast in our mission to drive positive change and foster progress across all the sectors we touch.

About Data Science Nigeria

Learning and Community

Research and Social Good Applications

Corporate support and Solution deployment

Start-ups/ventures, AI- vertical partnership and AI for National Development

Our Vision

About Data Science Nigeria

Build a local Data Science/AI ecosystem in Nigeria to lead global outsourcing, aiming for 2-3% of the estimated global Artificial Intelligence GDP contribution of up to $15.7 trillion by 2030.

Our vision is to raise 1 million AI talents and build solutions that improve the quality of lives of 2 billion people in emerging markets.

Our Vision

About Data Science Nigeria

To build a local Data Science and Artificial Intelligence ecosystem in Nigeria, positioning as a global leader in outsourcing. By 2030, we aim to capture 2-3% of the projected $15.7 trillion global AI GDP contribution.

To raise 1 million AI talents and build solutions that improve the quality of life for 2 billion people in emerging markets. By 2030, we aim to reach this target, enhancing lives and driving significant impact globally.

Our Objectives

To promote the use of big data and data science in addressing business and social development challenges in emerging markets.

To promote the use of data science and advanced analytics methodologies in research writing.

To promote international opportunities, scholarships, training, and internships in data science.

To build a data science ecosystem where users, learners, service providers, and software/platform providers can share mutually beneficial knowledge necessary for the development of the industry.

To build a network of community partner hubs to facilitate young entrepreneurs and startups in accessing global projects and building rewarding careers in data science.

To promote big data education and research through strategic partnerships with world-class institutions, knowledge bodies, and best practice-sharing groups.

To create strategic platforms for knowledge and best practice sharing amongst beginners, enthusiasts, professionals, executives, business leaders, and operational experts in data science.

Our Objectives

Promote the big data and data science approach in solving emerging markets business and social developmental problems.

Promote big data education and research through strategic partnerships with world-class institutions and knowledge and best practice sharing groups.

Promote international opportunities in data science scholarships, training and internship.

Build a data science ecosystem where users, learners, service providers and software/platform providers can share mutually beneficial knowledge necessary for the development of the industry.

Build a network of community partner hubs to facilitate young entrepreneurs and startups in accessing global projects and building rewarding careers in data science

Promote the use of data science and advanced analytics methodologies in research writing.

Create strategic platforms for knowledge and best practice sharing amongst beginners, enthusiasts, professionals, executives, business leaders and operational experts in data science.

Core Values

Excellence

Selflessness

Can-Do

Impact

Leadership

Innovation

Integrity

DSN Major Timeline

2016
First Artificial Intelligence Bootcamp – has now ran 5 editions
Kick of Global Mentorship and capacity building
2017
Executed first consulting task on nationwide data collection
1st ever InterCampus Machine Learning competition for 95 Nigerian universities and polytechnics
Artificial Intelligence for Kids Summer School
1st of its kind Knowledge Box of 17,000 AI videos
2018
1st Artificial Intelligence Hub in Nigeria
1st Artificial Intelligence for Executives and Business Leaders - Masterclass
1million+ direct download of our Artificial Intelligence for Starter free ebook
Kicked of Pan-Nigeria Data Collection solution
2019
Won 2nd Best Academic Poster at Deep learning Indaba
Pan Nigerian AI Knowledge sharing via FREE Introduction to Machine learning classes in 30 cities
1st AI book for primary and secondary school
Showcase of work at AAAI, New York 2020 and AI Expo Tunisia
2020
Won Maathai Impact Award at Deep learning Indaba
Released CVRanker as a product
Developed home-build geospatial AI suites for social good
Only African Finalist at the XPrize COVID19 Algorithms Challenge
Won Best Poster at EC, 2020
Moved into EdTech through Learn At Home project to train 1million young Nigerian primary and secondary students powered by Mastercard Foundation
2021
Pioneered AI-powered Adaptive learning with Featurephones
Pioneered first-of-its kind Mobile Learning Kiosk
Open the First AI Research and Lab centre, Yaba, Lagos
2022
DSN was listed in the DataDotOrg Global Report on Data Talent for Social Impact.
Won 3 IRCAI  Award to IRCAI Global Top 100 List
NeurIPS Conference Participation and Accepted Paper 2022
Won INDABAX conference best poster
DSNai three countries operation- Nigeria, UK and Dubai
2023
Pioneered the Responsible AI Dashboard In partnership with Microsoft
Won the competitive global grand challenges grant
Won the 2023 AOT Awards in the AI/ML category
NeurIPS Conference Participation and Accepted Paper 2023
Won the Nigeria AI Research Grant 2023

Our Timeline

  • Executed first consulting task on nationwide data collection
  • 1st ever InterCampus Machine Learning competition for 95 Nigerian universities and polytechnics
  • Artificial Intelligence for Kids Summer School
  • 1st of its kind Knowledge Box of 17,000 AI videos
  • 1st Artificial Intelligence Hub in Nigeria
  • 1st Artificial Intelligence Masterclass for Top Executives and Business Leaders
  • 1million+ direct download of our Artificial Intelligence for Starter free ebook
  • Kicked of Pan-Nigeria Data Collection solution
  • Won 2nd Best Academic Poster at Deep learning Indaba
  • Pan Nigerian AI Knowledge sharing via FREE Introduction to Machine learning classes in 30 cities
  • 1st AI book for primary and secondary school
  • Showcase of work at AAAI, New York 2020 and AI Expo Tunisia
  • Won Maathai Impact Award at Deep learning Indaba
  • Released CVRanker as a product
  • Developed home-build geospatial AI suites for social good
  • Only African Finalist at the XPrize COVID19 Algorithms Challenge
  • Won Best Poster at EC, 2020
  • Moved into EdTech through Learn At Home project to train 1million young Nigerian primary and secondary students powered by Mastercard Foundation
  • Pioneered AI-powered Adaptive learning with Featurephones
  • Pioneered first-of-its kind Mobile Learning Kiosk
  • Open the First AI Research and Lab centre, Yaba, Lagos
  • DSN was listed in the DataDotOrg Global Report on Data Talent for Social Impact.
  • DSN had 5 Products Selected in the Global Top 100 AI Products by UNESCO IRCAI in 2021 & 2022
  • NeurIPS Conference Participation and Accepted Paper 2022
  • Won IndabaX conference best poster
  • DSNai became operational in 3 countries – Nigeria, UK and Dubai
  • Pioneered the Responsible AI Dashboard In partnership with Microsoft
  • Won the competitive global grand challenges grant
  • Won the 2023 AOT Awards in the AI/ML category
  • NeurIPS Conference Participation and Accepted Paper 2023
  • Won the Nigeria AI Research Grant 2023

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