We fit still make am better.
This was a response tendered by the AI companion after Horlah bemoaned the countrys situation, insisting he was on his wits end and threatening to leave.
I was not really surprised because I expected the AI to be able to chat in Pidgin because I have used AI before, Ola told me in a chat.
It was the country matter part that really surprised me.
They have practically made the hitherto impossible to be possible.
But what is currently blowing away a crosssection of Nigerians isnt Artificial Intelligences ability to unravel complex issues but its simple ability to have a humane and compassionate conversation in our nationally preferred language, pidgin.
So popular Nigerian tech bro Hack Sultan revealed how his AI chat partner on Snapchat could completely break down and analyse a complex code he presented to it.
The words, the knowledge, the empathy and the tendency to remain positive and courageous are all attributes we would attribute to an actual human.
So much so that much later in his conversation with the AI solution, a very impressed Horlah, probably believing strongly that an actual Nigerian must be behind this chat, asked the program its name.
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