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Robots, Artificial Intelligence Will Be Deployed To Fight Crime – Senate

The Senate, on Wednesday, July 14, said that the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, has established a centre for artificial intelligence and robotics, to deploy the use of robots and artificial intelligence in combating crime and criminality in Nigeria.

This was disclosed, during the consideration of a report on ‘the spate of growing insecurity in Nigeria; which was submitted by the Joint Committee on Legislative Compliance and Communications.

The Chairman of the Joint Committee, Senator Adelere Adeyemi Oriolowo (APC, Osun West), in his presentation, said there were programmes and projects by the Ministry and its agencies to support security agencies in fighting crime.

Oloriowo disclosed that a total of twenty-three Emergency Communication Centres using the 112 code have been commissioned, with an additional 12 almost ready for commissioning.

According to the Minister, the goal is to have at least one Emergency Communication Centre in every State of the Federation, by the first quarter of 2022.

The Emergency Communication Centres, are supposed to be multipurpose Centres for emergencies and platforms for Nigerians to access and connect to relevant institutions like the Fire Service, National Emergency Management Authority (NEMA) and the Police, as well as other security agencies.

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