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He made this call yesterday while delivering the 60th Inaugural Lecture of the Federal University of Technology, Minna, titled: Spiritual Intelligence: Beyond Mechatronics Engineering and Artificial Intelligence at the Caverton Lecture Theatre, Gidan Kwano Campus.

Aibinu who is the first Professor of Mechatronics Engineering in the University posited that the shift from Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to STEAM would held tame the issues of religious intolerance and technology decadence in the country and lead to the desired technological advancement.

He explained that spiritual intelligence involves inner knowing, deep intuition, oneness with nature and problem solving and identified capacity to transcend the physical and material; ability to invest everyday activities, vents and relationships with a sense of the sacred and the ability to utilize spiritual resources to solve problems, amongst others as part of the characteristics of the spiritually intelligent.

Spiritual intelligence (SI) he further explained is the application of the religious domain of knowledge to our day-to-day problem solving and well-being, adding that the most important steps in developing it is the ability to find a sense of purpose and creating a vision.

On the relationship between spiritual intelligence and artificial intelligence, he explained that the latter which involves transferring human intelligence to machines is not achievable people are not in a good state of mind.

He disclosed that part of his future research focus will be on measuring spiritual intelligence in humans as there is presently no expert system to measure such.

In his remarks, the out-going Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Musbau Adewumi Akanji FNSBMB, FAS, congratulated Prof. Aibinu for delivering the lecture, which was the last to be witnessed under his tenure.


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