Anambra State ICT Agency has called on users of digital technology to adhere strictly to the tenets of digital citizenship, prioritizing inclusiveness, privacy and ethical considerations.
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata stated this in Onitsha while delivering a lecture at the 113th National Executive Council/Delegates Meeting of the University of Nigeria Alumni Association (UNAA).
He however cautioned against negative use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) saying such could be destructive.
Agbata spoke in the theme: “Digital Citizenship and the Emergent Digital Economy in Nigeria: Trends, Challenges, Prospects, and the Way Forward Towards Restoration of Human Dignity”.
He said: “Talking about trends and prospects of digital citizenship and emergent digital economy, we find ourselves at the crossroads of exciting trends in fintech, e-commerce, and digital innovation, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) being the most outstanding now.
“AI holds immense prospects in the world of digital citizenship, shaping the way individuals interact with technology and society at large.
“From enhanced user experiences, access to information, data-driven decision making, cyber security to civic engagements and governance, AI is gradually shaping the way we live.
“The younger generation is not left out as they are continually leveraging various digital platforms for education, skills development, and entrepreneurship, fostering innovation and economic growth.”