300 level students of the Information Technology Department of Skyline University Nigeria (SUN) have implemented an expert systems program, an area of Artificial Intelligence (AI) that is geared to listen, understand, and respond to various inquiries. The Expert System is a computer application developed to emulate the decision-making ability of a human expert to solve complex problems by reasoning through bodies of knowledge, represented mainly as if-then rules rather than through conventional procedural code.
The Expert Systems Programme was presented by the students at the recent project presentation exercise of the IT Department, held on 6th August 2021 at the Computer Laboratory of the university. The project presentation was especially important to showcase the uniqueness of the students’ projects to the members of the university management as well as others in the field of IT that will be of greater impact to the society.
While speaking on the importance of the project, Dr. Zahraddeen Sufyanu, a Lecturer in the IT department of the university stated that, the project is designed to develop the students' practical skills and involvement in solving societal issues. It also seeks to explore areas of artificial intelligence and encourage students to participate in developing more programs.
He challenged the students to constantly set goals and be accountable to such goals, which he said had become a global hallmark of every successful individual. Dr. Sufyanu thanked the management, as well as other staff of the University for supporting the students to learn and develop new skills.
Other faculty members of the univesity who participated in facilitating the Expert Systems program were Dr. Vijay Apaturaj, Mr. Saheed Tunde, and Mr. Bello Austin who believed it’s a welcome development.