Black Excellence: Nigerian Students Soar To Defeat Candidates From 82 Countries In Global Artificial Intelligence Contest

by Duke Magazine

Three Nigerian students have emerged as winners of the global cloud and artificial intelligence contest organized by Huawei Technologies.

The three students who are from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria defeated 150,000 students from 82 countries and 2000 universities.

This was disclosed by the Vice-Chancellor of the university during the 2019/2020 Huawei Nigeria ICT Competition Award and inauguration of the 2021/2022 launch ceremony in Zaria on Wednesday, May 26.

Celebrating Black Excellence

Nigeria was represented at the competition by 15 students drawn from Ahmadu Bello University, University of Port Harcourt and the University of Ibadan at the regional final.

Celebrating Black Excellence

However, at the global finals, the trio of Hamza Atabor, Emmanuel Abba, and Hamza Beira from ABU Zaria earned first prize in Network Track Globally, while another trio of Mustapha Jimoh, Dahir Muhammad-Dahir, and Abdullahi Khalifa Muhammad then went on to win the grand prize in cloud and artificial intelligence at the global final.

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