For building Nigeria’s first Artificial Intelligence program that has trained over 3000 Junior AI Experts on Machine Learning Models using mostly Python and R, Olusola Amusan has been named one of Junior Chambers International, JCI Top outstanding personalities for 2020.
Amusan was recently honoured by the global body for Young Persons from a pool of many high flying young achievers from different fields across the country.
The social entrepreneur, speaker, youth advocate and Nigeria’s artificial intelligence Evangelist, has got many of his works backed by Facebook, Microsoft, World Bank and Amazon Web Services.
Amusan, presently the CEO of Coven Works Inc. (covenworks.com), supported by Google, C5 Capitals (Washington DC) and Amazon Web services, was the leader, Philanthropies and Corporate Social Responsibility at Microsoft Nigeria.
While working with the global IT giant, he initiated social investments and impact-oriented programs for Microsoft within the larger Middle East and Africa group, a position he occupied until June 30, 2019.
Every year JCI honours ten outstanding young people under the age of 40 each year and Amusan was the recipient for the Personal Development Category.
JCI noted that Amusan and other 9 awardees exemplify extraordinary accomplishments, entrepreneurship, and international cooperation through service, innovation, determination and revolutionary thinking.
Amusan has also featured on many local and international media offering advisory on the place of artificial intelligence in today’s dynamic world.
Reacting to the latest honour, Amusan said “This is obviously a tonic to do more in the task of equipping our increasing young population skills to be relevant in today’s tech-dependent society.
“While Artificial intelligence appears to be the job loss monster, it can actually be the game-changer for job creation if harnessed by the government and other relevant stakeholders”.