The AI Advisory Council, established by Minister of State with responsibility for Digital, Dara Calleary TD, to provide independent expert advice to Government on artificial intelligence policy, met for the first time this week. Three Insight members have been appointed to the Council: Professor Barry O’Sullivan, Professor Susan Leavy and Professor Alan Smeaton (pictured). The Council will provide independent expert advice to Government on artificial intelligence policy, with a specific focus on building public trust and promoting the development of trustworthy, person-centred AI. Its first role will be providing expert guidance, insights, and recommendations in response to specific requests from Government. Its second role will be developing and delivering its own workplan of advice to Government on issues in artificial intelligence policy, providing insights on trends, opportunities, and challenges.