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Join host Mark Kelly on the AI Ireland podcast as he explores the impactful applications of AI in both business and society.

Discover groundbreaking research, innovative technologies, and thought-provoking discussions on the ethical implications of AI.

Gain valuable insights into how AI is being applied to business and society, as Ireland drives positive change and fosters innovation in this dynamic podcast.

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Join host Mark Kelly on the AI Ireland podcast as he explores the impactful applications of AI in both business and society.

Discover groundbreaking research, innovative technologies, and thought-provoking discussions on the ethical implications of AI.

Gain valuable insights into how AI is being applied to business and society, as Ireland drives positive change and fosters innovation in this dynamic podcast.

    E141 ‘A System-Centric Approach in Healthcare AI Development’ with Mark Sujan

    E141 ‘A System-Centric Approach in Healthcare AI Development’ with Mark Sujan

    On April 16th, AI Ireland founder Mark Kelly hosted and moderated the "Improving Health Outcomes Through AI" at the National Healthcare Outcomes Conference at the RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland).  In the coming weeks, we will share bite-sized podcasts of the conference talks to inspire others about the possibilities of AI in healthcare. In today's episode, our guest is Mark Sujan, Professor of Safety Science at Centre for Assuring Autonomy at the University of York


    Topics include:


    His advocacy for a human-centered approach to AI in healthcare.
    Importance of considering complexity of clinical systems for AI effectiveness.
    Addressing safety and stakeholder engagement concerns.
    Emphasizing relationship maintenance amidst technological advancements.
    How AI is a tool to augment, not replace human capabilities.
    Importance of earning and maintaining trust among patients and healthcare professionals.
    Reassuring that AI will not negatively impact care or relationships.

    • 11 min
    E140 Nancy Rademaker, International Keynote Speaker & Co-Founder at Drawify and Speakers Club

    E140 Nancy Rademaker, International Keynote Speaker & Co-Founder at Drawify and Speakers Club

    Today’s guest is Nancy Rademaker, International Keynote Speaker & Co-Founder at Drawify and Speakers Club. As one of the few female keynote speakers to cover the impact of digitization on customer behaviour, Nancy likes to share her first-hand experiences straight from the places where technology is shaping our future. With over 25 years of experience in business, IT and Education, Nancy's main focus remains on PEOPLE. She has always been enthusiastic about people and both customer-centric and employee-centric strategies. 

    Nancy likes to focus on how technology influences people's behaviour and how it helps them to share knowledge and to create and innovate. She loves energizing roundtables, boardroom sessions and corporate events with bold presentations on the topics of digital transformation, innovation, extreme customer centricity, employee experience, disruption, AI, business model change and leadership.

    Topics include:


    Adapting to rapid tech changes and evolving human traits
    How AI encompasses more than ChatGPT, alleviating job fears
    AI aids rather than replaces, enhancing human capabilities
    Customized AI with human oversight to enhance user experience
    Fostering innovation while ensuring compliance and exploration

    • 15 min
    E139 Lidia Juskowiak and Amy Awad, Co-Founders at Lean In Wellness

    E139 Lidia Juskowiak and Amy Awad, Co-Founders at Lean In Wellness

    Today’s guests are Lidia Juskowiak, Co-Founder and CEO, and Amy Awad, CTO and Co-Founder at Lean In Wellness. Founded in 2022, Lean In Wellness is more than just a wellness app - it's your gateway to a better quality of life. They aim to be the world's leading Wellbeing platform, designed for individual consumers and organisations looking for comprehensive employee assistance solutions.

    Lean In Wellness was a nominee at last year's AI Awards in the Best Application of AI in Healthcare category for addressing growing health issues related to obesity by offering a holistic wellness platform powered by AI. It covers mental, physical and spiritual health, using personalised tools and innovative lean methodology. 

    Topics include:


    The inspiration for setting up Lean In Wellness
    Personalising wellness solutions with cognitive science and AI
    Their goal within prioritising privacy and ethical AI standards
    Developing a Proof-of-Concept that promotes fairness and empowers gradual change

    • 19 min
    E138 Dragoș Tudorache, Member of the European Parliament and VP at Renew Europe Group

    E138 Dragoș Tudorache, Member of the European Parliament and VP at Renew Europe Group

    Today’s guest is Dragoș Tudorache, Member of the European Parliament and Vice-President of the Renew Europe Group. He is the LIBE rapporteur on the AI Act, and he sits on the Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET), the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE), the Committee of Inquiry to investigate the use of Pegasus and equivalent surveillance spyware (PEGA), the Subcommittee on Security and Defence (SEDE), and the European Parliament's Delegation for relations with the United States (D-US). He was the Chair of the Special Committee on AI in the Digital Age (AIDA).

    Beginning his career in 1997 as a judge in Romania. After working on justice and anticorruption at the European Commission Representation in Romania, supporting the country’s EU accession, he joined the Commission as an official and subsequently, qualified for leadership roles in EU institutions. He was elected to the European Parliament in 2019. Dragos' current interests in the European Parliament include security and defence, AI and new technologies, transatlantic issues, the Republic of Moldova and internal affairs.

    Topics include:


    The vote on the AI Act and timeline for phased implementation
    The AI Act's aim to protect citizens from tech risks and ensuring rights
    Balancing human protection with innovation enablement through various measures
    How the AI evolution prompts legislative updates for deep fakes, democracy etc.
    Why society needs preparation for an AI-driven future
    Establishing coherence & protecting shared societal values
    How the AI Act will ensure positive AI transformation, alleviating societal fears

    • 19 min
    E137 Luca Longo, Professor, AI & Cognitive Load at TU Dublin

    E137 Luca Longo, Professor, AI & Cognitive Load at TU Dublin

    Today’s guest is Luca Longo, Professor, AI & Cognitive Load at TU Dublin. Winner of the AI Person of the Year at the 2023 AI Awards, Luca was recognised for his innovative research in XAI. Luca's work focuses on making AI models more interpretable and transparent which has the potential to impact human-AI interaction, responsible AI development, human capacity, international engagement and the economy.

    Luca will be part of the 2nd World Conference on Explainable Artificial Intelligence which takes place in Valletta, Malta on 17-19 July 2024. The conference aims to bring together researchers, academics and professionals, promoting the sharing and discussing of knowledge, new perspectives, experiences and innovations in XAI. Find out more at xaiworldconference.com.

    Topics include:


    His background in AI Research and XAI
    Examples of his work with XAI such as how Deep Learning analyzes EEG for brain disorders
    How the research addresses brain disorders, emphasising tangible needs and cognitive load
    The goal of the 'World Conference on XAI' to bridge AI understanding
    How to get involved with the Conference in Malta on 17-19 July 2024

    • 21 min
    E136 Kevin Magee, Chief Technology Officer at Zyte

    E136 Kevin Magee, Chief Technology Officer at Zyte

    Today’s guest is Kevin Magee, Chief Technology Officer at Zyte. Based in Cork, Zyte believe that businesses deserve a smooth pathway to data. For more than a decade, they have led the way in building powerful, easy-to-use ways to collect, format and deliver web data, quickly, dependably and at scale helping thousands of organisations make smarter business decisions, secure competitive advantage and drive sustainable growth.

    Kevin's career has been driven by helping organisations to grow, change and bring new products to market. He has been a leader in high-growth technology companies, the largest multinationals, academic AI research labs and investment firms. Kevin's creative background pushes him to always be on the lookout for the magic that makes a product so compelling that users can’t do without it. 



    Topics include:


    An overview of his 30+ years experience in tech
    Why AI must solve real problems, considering market viability and utility
    How AI in traditional software demands nuanced data alignment
    QA in dynamic data and AI with feedback loops and observability
    Early legal involvement is crucial for ethical AI development & compliance
    Choosing an AI service or self-hosting based on privacy and control

    • 27 min

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