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Professor Alan Smeaton reflects on his work with the Irish Research Council

Insight Founding Director, Professor Alan Smeaton has written an interesting blog post about his work for the Irish Research Council. Smeaton stepped down as Director of Insight@DCU at the end of 2017 in an effort to focus research that interests him directly. In the post he writes about his career and his current interests. "I now concentrate on human memory and how we forget and remember some things and not others.  For years I’ve been building systems that help people find information accurately and quickly, yet half the time people are searching for things they once knew but have forgotten. I’ve never really asked why they forgot in the first place, so I’m focusing on building systems that help people remember, not to plug the gap when they forget." You can read the full post here.