September 27, 2021

Nigerian Genius, Odaibo dies one week after winning $125m US contract

A Nigerian Genius, David Gbodi Odaibo has died one week after winning a $125m US contract.

His brother, Stephen Odaibo, announced the unfortunate incident on social media.

According to Stephen, his brother “had a PhD in Computer Engineering and was a Kaggle Grandmaster, the highest attainable skill level in practical Machine Learning. “

Nigerian Genuis, Odaibo dies one week after winning $125M US contract

Odaibo had written an algorithm for automatically detecting threats at airports and had won a $125 million contract from the Department of Homeland security about a week before his death.

He reportedly died of a heart attack in his sleep.

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