Publication Date:Created by Grainne Faller on 23/06/2017
The Smart Stadium project, a collaboration between Insight, DCU, GAA, Intel and Microsoft has been featured on Microsoft's Channel 9 information website. The work of Insight researchers Dr. Suzanne Little, Dr. Dian Zhang and Ms. Camille Ballas are featured. The video details the work on-going in the project and also discusses challenges when working with large amounts of data and considerations when moving from the lab to real-world scenarios.
Publication Date:Created by Grainne Faller on 19/06/2017
Language, Data and Knowledge conference series begins in Insight@NUI Galway today
A new biennial conference series on Language, Data and Knowledge (LDK) takes place in the Insight Centre for Data Analytics at NUI Galway today, organised in collaboration with Goethe University, Frankfurt and Leipzig University.
Publication Date:Created by Grainne Faller on 13/06/2017
Insight PhD candidate David Azcona (pictured centre with fellow awardee David Collings and DCU President Brian MacCraith) has been named by Minister Charlie Flanagan of the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Mr Reece Smyth, Chargé d’affaires of the US Embassy in Ireland, among this year’s Fulbright Irish awardees.
Publication Date:Created by Grainne Faller on 07/06/2017
Insight's Cillian Buckley (pictured) won the prestigious Best Paper Award at the IEEE EMBS Body Sensor Networks Conference 2017 last month. Buckley's paper was called Binary classification of running fatigue using a single inertial measurement unit.
The bigot in the machine: Tackling big data's inherent biases: Prof Alan Smeaton talks to the Irish TimesPublication Date:Created by Grainne Faller on 01/06/2017
Insight's Professor Alan Smeaton spoke to Irish Times journalist Marie Boran in an article published today. The article, The bigot in the machine: Tackling big data's inherent biases, explores the problem of bias in big data. In the article, Smeaton points out that sectors have moved from one extreme of making decisions manually to blindly using big data. “Both approaches offer distinct advantages but we haven’t yet found the sweet spot between the manual coding and the entirely data-driven approach,” he says.
Publication Date:Created by Grainne Faller on 30/05/2017
Professor Barry O'Sullivan became a member of the Royal Irish Academy last Friday. Since 1785 membership of the Academy has been awarded to persons who have attained distinction by their unique contributions to education and research.
Publication Date:Created by Grainne Faller on 25/05/2017
A symposium on "Beyond Bionics Converging technologies and emerging opportunities" was hosted today at The Helix, Dublin City University as part of the ACES: Collaborate to Innovate Programme. ACES is the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science and members of Insight's team at DCU are collaborators with the centre.
Publication Date:Created by Grainne Faller on 18/05/2017
The president of the European Big Data Value Association (BDVA), Laure Le Bars visited Insight@NUI Galway this week.
Publication Date:Created by Grainne Faller on 11/05/2017
Prof Alan Smeaton appears in today's Irish Times talking about the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The article explores how far ahead of the research game DARPA is although Smeaton points out that its research tackles major societal problems and issues only as they relate to defence. You can read the full article here.
Publication Date:Created by Grainne Faller on 10/05/2017
Prof Barry O'Sullivan spoke to Charlie Taylor of The Irish Times ahead of his keynote address at the Futurescope conference in Dublin today.
Prof O’Sullivan, who was delivering an address on the topic of humans vs machines told Taylor that moves by IDA Ireland to promote the country as a destination for AI companies were to be applauded.