Publication Date:Created by Grainne Faller on 21/06/2018
Insight's Professor Andrew Parnell is profiled in Silicon Republic this week. Parnell is deputy director of machine learning and statistics in Insight and Hamilton Professor in Maynooth University. Parnell has produced some extraordinary research which has given insights into sea level rise due to global warming and tsunami patterns in Indonesia to name just a few papers that came to global attention last year.
Publication Date:Created by Grainne Faller on 18/06/2018
Insight@UCC Director, Professor Barry O'Sullivan has been appointed to the European High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence (AI HLG). The AI HLG will support the implementation of the European strategy on AI. This will include the detailing of recommendations on future AI-related policy development and on ethical, legal and societal issues related to AI, including socio-economic challenges.
Publication Date:Created by Grainne Faller on 31/05/2018
Dublin City University has teamed up with AIB to appoint Ireland’s first chair in data analytics, with Professor Tomas Ward taking up the role, Ciara O'Brien writes in today's Irish Times.
Based in DCU’s School of Computing, Prof Ward’s research will focus on how data analytics can support decision making in business, and give insight into customer behaviour.
Publication Date:Created by Grainne Faller on 30/05/2018
Insight's Alison Keogh was a key contributor to RTE's two part documentary Stressed, which was presented by Jennifer O'Connell. Keogh's team in Insight@UCD devised a novel way of gathering smartphone user data via an app. Over 1,000 volunteers downloaded the How Are You Ireland? app and answered questions about their stress levels over a four week period. The results of the survey were presented in the documentary. You can catch up on it here.
This is the revolutionary age of machines that can understand - Read Dr Paul Buitelaar's opinion piece in The Irish TimesPublication Date:Created by Grainne Faller on 25/05/2018
Insight's Dr Paul Buitelaar has an opinion piece in today's Irish Times. The piece discusses the idea of the cognitive industrial revolution. He argues that Artificial Intelligence is heralding an entirely new age of machines that can understand which is going to transform society and business.
Publication Date:Created by Grainne Faller on 22/05/2018
Is Artificial Intelligence smarter (AI) than an Octopus? Just because the Boys in green will not be in Russia for this summer's FIFA World Cup doesn’t mean the Irish population can not have a bit of fun!! At the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Paul the Octopus predicted 12 out of 14 match results correctly but can AI do better in 2018?
Publication Date:Created by Grainne Faller on 17/05/2018
Professor Barry O'Sullivan and Dr Mary Aiken have welcomed the decision to fix Ireland's digital age of consent at 16 years of age - the highest age allowable under the European General Data Protection Regulation.
Publication Date:Created by Grainne Faller on 16/05/2018
Insight's Professor Alan Smeaton has written an interesting piece for RTE's Brainstorm explaining why internet searches have not changed or improved for the user in the past 25 years. In the piece Professor Smeaton writes, "Those of us who care about the quality of searching know that there are better ways to search the internet. Currently, there is no carry-over from one search to the next, even from the same person at the same time and on the same device.
Publication Date:Created by Grainne Faller on 08/05/2018
Insight's Ciara Duignan spoke to Silicon republic's Claire O'Connell recently. In the article, which was published late last week, Duignan talks about her research which gathers data from GAA players and is then analysed in an effort to gain insights into how the players might improve their health and well being. You can read the full article here.
Publication Date:Created by Grainne Faller on 03/05/2018
Insight's EPE Manager Brendan 'Speedie' Smith is the subject of an extended profile in today's Galway Advertiser. In the profile, Smith recalls his days as NUI Galway Student Union President where he championed LGBT rights and access to contraception, much to the horror of the college authorities. He spoke about the campaign to allow students vote in their town of residence rather than having to travel home - something which was instrumental in getting a young Michael D Higgins elected.