Lagos State Launches Workshop on AI-Powered Translation of Laws into Yoruba

Lagos State Law Reform Commission Holds Workshop on AI-Powered Translation of Laws into Yoruba

Lagos, Nigeria – The Lagos State Law Reform Commission has initiated a three-day workshop aimed at utilizing Artificial Intelligence to translate the laws of Lagos State into the Yoruba language. This initiative was announced by Jubril Gawat, the Senior Special Assistant on New Media to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, via his X account on Tuesday.

The workshop, themed “Unlocking AI Powered Translation: Enhancing Access to Lagos State Laws in Indigenous Languages,” is designed to improve public order and safety, operational efficiency, and accessibility of Lagos State laws.

The Yoruba language, widely spoken among Lagos State’s diverse population, plays a crucial role in this initiative, ensuring that legal information is accessible to a broader audience.

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In June, the Lagos State Ministry of Innovation, Science, and Technology held a stakeholder engagement forum on the proposed innovation bill. The legislation aims to foster technological advancement and create a conducive environment for innovation in the state.

Commissioner for Innovation, Science, and Technology, Olatubosun Alake, emphasized the importance of establishing a robust policy framework to drive continuous innovation investment, positioning Lagos at the forefront of the digital revolution.

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