Publication Date:Created by Grainne Faller on 22/01/2018
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.
Publication Date:Created by Grainne Faller on 10/01/2018
Insight is teaming up with Samsung for a major €4m research project to build AI technology for their products.
The next generation of Samsung’s artificial intelligence (AI) personal assistant Bixby may be built with some major assistance from the Insight Centre for Data Analytics at University College Dublin (UCD), with the signing of a new research endeavour.
Publication Date:Created by Grainne Faller on 09/01/2018
Prof Barry O'Sullivan was on the News at One today talking about the rising concerns around smartphone use among children. The interview was conducted on foot of an open letter written by two major Apple investors who called out the company for not doing enough to help mitigate the growing concerns about the effect that smartphone and social media use is having on children. O'Sullivan made the point that the average Irish teenager could read a novel per day in the time they spend looking at their phones.
Publication Date:Created by Grainne Faller on 18/12/2017
Prof Barry O'Sullivan contributed to a BBC Radio 4 documentary on the future of the "Anglosphere" or the English speaking world. Presented by Jonathan Powell, the documentary was broadcast on the 16th of December. You can listen to it here.
Publication Date:Created by Grainne Faller on 04/12/2017
Prolego, a start-up founded by Andrew Parnell, Belinda Hernández and Mahdi Amina, has won University College Dublin’s start-up of the year award.
Prolego Scientific’s tests are used in a variety of areas such as improving animal health and performance metrics. The tests in turn improve the quality of the food chain. For example, in the poultry and aquaculture markets, the tests can be used to predict metrics such as meat tenderness, resistance to antibiotics and protein yields.
Publication Date:Created by Grainne Faller on 30/11/2017
Professor Alan Smeaton addressed 300 insurance industry practitioners as part of an event organised for Insurance Ireland's President's Conference on Wednesday November 29 2017. He joined speakers from Accenture, Adapt and the Central Bank of Ireland on the theme of 'Insurtech and Innovation'. Read the full programme at http://www.insuranceirelandevents.eu/events/insurance-ireland-s-president-s-conference/agenda-8244b38a5a4c4faeaadf8855bc3b2bb9.aspx?i=d177bd47-4764-4b09-b896-e8b86171414d
Publication Date:Created by Grainne Faller on 21/11/2017
Professor Alan Smeaton featured on last night's edition of RTE's new science programme, 'Ten Things To Know About..'. He discussed Brain Computer Interface with Jonathan McCrae. Watch the segment here https://www.rte.ie/player/ie/show/10-things-to-know-about-30003660/10805890/
Publication Date:Created by Grainne Faller on 20/11/2017
Professor Dermot Diamond was interviewed by Claire O'Connell for the Research Lives series in The Irish Times. The interview explored his work including recent breakthroughs in microfluidics as well as Diamond's musical accomplishments outside the lab. You can read the article here.
Publication Date:Created by Grainne Faller on 13/11/2017
Prof Barry O'Sullivan appeared in the RTE AI documentary Will A Robot Steal My Job? on the 13th of November. The programme, presented by Anne-Marie Tomchak looked at how automation is changing the traditional jobs market. In addition to that, O'Sullivan also appeared on the Ray D'Arcy Show with Tomchak on RTE Radio 1.
Publication Date:Created by Grainne Faller on 08/11/2017
The problem of interlocking directorships - when the same individuals sit on the board of directors of a number of different companies - was highlighted last year by Prof Nial Friel in an Irish Times opinion piece. The piece was based on research he had done which found that the problem of interlocking directorships in Ireland was at its most intense in the three years before the collapse of the economy.