University of Bolton bosses have showcased the university's approach to developing artificial intelligence (AI) to the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

A delegation from the university travelled to the WTO's headquarters in Geneva to outline the education provider's work on the advanced technology. 

Dr Celestine Iwendi, head of the university's newly-established Centre of Intelligence of Things and Sam Johnson, head of the School of the Arts and Creative Technologies, led the group which met with WTO director-general Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. 

Dr Iwendi outlined the university’s visionary approach to AI development and proposed a series of collaborative opportunities with the WTO. 

Joined by Dr Bright Okogu, the discussions delved into AI’s impact on global trade. 

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The delegation also offered Dr Okonjo-Iweala an invitation to attend the university's 2024 graduation ceremony. 

The Bolton News: The delegationThe delegation (Image: Public)

Dr Okonjo-Iweala envisioned a new frontier for the WTO, centred on data and AI.

The Bolton team talked about how they might be involved in helping to shape this vision, highlighting their Centre’s pivotal role in providing input into WTO policies.

International student community coordinator and former student union president and doctoral student, Boluwatife Oyesola, shared the preparedness of University of Bolton students for an AI-driven future, capturing the interest of WTO representatives. 

Boluwatife and Sam emphasised Bolton’s commitment to preparing students for the AI-driven future.

They spoke about the diverse community and AI integration across disciplines, capturing the interest of WTO representatives. 

Dr Iwendi pledged a comprehensive training outline, with the university offering expertise in AI staff training through tailored courses and research.