The importance of sci-fi thinking in technology and Why AI will not outsmart us. Read Mathieu D'Aquin and Alan Smeaton on RTE's BrainstormPublication Date:Created by Grainne Faller on 30/07/2018
Insight researchers are quickly becoming regulars on the RTE platform Brainstorm. Brainstorm provides a forum for academic experts to work with an editor in order to publish an opinion column that will enlighten the general public.
Publication Date:Created by Grainne Faller on 27/07/2018
Insight@DCU members have been busy taking part in international competitions recently and have had some serious successes.
David Azcona (pictured second from left) for example, has been competing in the Microsoft Imagine World Cup 2018. His team, Team Prometheus reached the semi-finals and they came in the top six in the AI category.
Social media giants must be excluded from online safety watchdog role - read Prof Barry O'Sullivan's Irish Times opinion piecePublication Date:Created by Grainne Faller on 23/07/2018
It has been a busy few weeks for Prof Barry O'Sullivan. He was recently elected President of the European Artificial Intelligence Association and as such he was asked to comment on the ongoing controversy surrounding the responsibility of social media giants to moderate inappropriate content on their platforms.
Publication Date:Created by Grainne Faller on 18/07/2018
Insight’s Professor Dermot Diamond has received the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters (DLitt) from the University of Ulster for his services to science and his influence in traditional music.
Publication Date:Created by Grainne Faller on 16/07/2018
Professor Alan Smeaton teamed up with DCU's Dr Michael Courtney and Insight's David Azcona to write about how data mining and analytics can offer fresh insights into the operation of the Irish political system. As Irish politics has become more issues focused with individuals occasionally breaking across party lines to vote on various matters, researchers can use data science and AI techniques to gain insights into political alliances that were previously unseen.
Publication Date:Created by Aoibheann Bird on 29/06/2018
Two of our undergraduate interns Bartlomiej Baran (Captain) and Akhil Voorakkara (Head of Electronics) are getting ready to compete as part of team Éirloop at the upcoming SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition in California on July 20th.
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.