Lagos Govt To Use AI for Yoruba Translation of Lagos State Laws


The Lagos State Law Reform Commission has initiated a three-day workshop to leverage Artificial Intelligence for translating Lagos State laws into the Yoruba language. This information was shared in a statement by Jubril Gawat, the Senior Special Assistant on New Media to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, posted on his X account on Tuesday.

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

The Yoruba language is widely spoken in Lagos State, serving as a unifying factor among its diverse population. In line with this, the workshop seeks to make legal texts more accessible to Yoruba speakers.

In June, the Lagos State Ministry of Innovation, Science, and Technology hosted a stakeholder engagement forum to discuss the proposed innovation bill. This legislation is designed to drive innovation and create a supportive environment for technological advancement in the state.

Commissioner for Innovation, Science, and Technology, Olatubosun Alake, highlighted the importance of establishing a strong policy framework to encourage continuous investment in innovation. At the June event, he stated, “The urgency of establishing a robust policy framework that encourages continuous innovation investment and drives Lagos to the forefront of the digital revolution. This is because it can encourage or discourage continuous innovation investment in the state. This engagement is in line with driving an innovation policy framework.”

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