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New Masters in AI from Insight DCU, linked with NUIG

Last week a new Masters in AI was launched at Insight DCU - a two-year programme developed by Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet and Technology Ireland Software  Skillnet  in collaboration with Dublin City University.

The Minister of State with responsibility for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D. launched the programme, which will be delivered part time over two years and   is primarily taught online.

This new Masters is intertwined with the MSc in AI at NUIG, and supported by Insight through our Insight PIs,” Professor Alan Smeaton explains.

“Students in DCU can take Insight modules in NUIG, and vice-versa- a first in this discipline. These two AI Masters are a response to the shortage of AI expertise, led by Insight in the two centres.”

“Our research performing organisations are now a powerhouse of new ideas attracting researchers from all over the world to want to work with us, to collaborate, to innovate, to develop new ideas and to research activities, projects, outputs, publications, licences, patents and ultimately into systems and products that help people and organisations. This was shown in the impact study commissioned by the IUA and published earlier this month."

"When it comes to technical topics like AI, the best possible teaching is done by those who not only have a deep understanding, but who have actually developed it.

Some of those involved in the development of this Masters in AI, from Insight in DCU and in NUIG and from ADAPT here in DCU, have been pioneering machine learning, and have been applying it to problems like computer vision, language processing and machine translation, and we've been doing this for well more than a decade, probably closer to two decades."’s-Programmes