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The AI Ireland podcast explores the applications and research of Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence on the island of Ireland. Our mission is to increase the use of AI for the benefit of our society, our competitiveness, and for everyone living in Ireland.

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The AI Ireland podcast explores the applications and research of Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence on the island of Ireland. Our mission is to increase the use of AI for the benefit of our society, our competitiveness, and for everyone living in Ireland.

    E84 Anthony McCauley, AI Program Manager at Skills@ScAle

    E84 Anthony McCauley, AI Program Manager at Skills@ScAle

    In today’s show, we are delighted to welcome Anthony McCauley, AI Program Manager at Skills@ScAle. In partnership with Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet, Skills@ScAle provides ready-to-go skills pathways to allow business and technology leaders to build their analytical and AI capability.

    When combined with other programmes within the Technology ICT Skillnet portfolio, S@S represents a one-stop-shop for companies building a team and for people building a career in the whole area of AI and Data Analytics.

    Topics include:


    What Skills@ScAle is all about
    Addressing the skills gap in AI and Data Analytics
    How it all came together
    What’s involved in the programme
    Details on how to get involved with  Skills@ScAle

    • 7 min
    E83 Dr. Pepijn van de Ven, Senior Lecturer at University of Limerick

    E83 Dr. Pepijn van de Ven, Senior Lecturer at University of Limerick

    In today’s show, we are delighted to welcome back Dr. Pepijn van de Ven, Senior Lecturer at University of Limerick. Pep is course director for UL’s part-time industry-driven masters in Artificial Intelligence and is responsible for the delivery of several modules on this fully online programme.

    In the episode, Pep discusses how the Masters programme has advanced since our past episode and he also tells us about the introduction of their new NLP stream which will commence in September 2022 and a planned Machine Vision stream for September 2023.

    Topics include:


    Success of the Masters program over the past year
    Feedback from students taking the course
    Plans to extend the course into NLP and Machine Vision
    What to expect from the NLP stream
    How the course material is utilized by students in companies
    How to get involved and find out more about the course

    • 11 min
    E82 Altada's Allan Beechinor & Tangent's Ken Finnegan on the success of the Alsessor Accelerator

    E82 Altada's Allan Beechinor & Tangent's Ken Finnegan on the success of the Alsessor Accelerator

    In today's episode, Allan Beechinor, CEO at Altada Technology Solutions and Ken Finnegan, CEO at Tangent Trinity's Ideas Workspace discuss the success of the Alsessor Accelerator. The brainchild of Allan and co-founder Niamh Parker, Alsessor has quickly grown into Ireland’s foremost accelerator program for early-stage AI start-ups. Taking place over five action-packed months, the program is designed to help business owners develop a stronger commercial edge as they move from prototype phase towards the commercialisation of their businesses.

    Topics discussed:


    Early AI Island days and how Alsessor came about
    The recent growth of Altada Technology Solutions
    What's involved in the Alsessor Accelerator
    An overview on some of the companies taking part in Alsessor
    The success they have enjoyed with the accelerator

    music: bensound.com

    • 21 min
    E81 Data Strategy for a Digital World with RDI Hub's Niall Larkin & Idiro Analytics' Patrick Fenton

    E81 Data Strategy for a Digital World with RDI Hub's Niall Larkin & Idiro Analytics' Patrick Fenton

    In today's show, we are joined by Niall Larkin, Senior Programme Manager at RDI Hub and Patrick Fenton, Chief Programme Officer at Idiro Analytics who will tell us all about the upcoming workshop “Data Strategy for a Digital World: How every company can leverage the power of AI for profit” which takes place on Thursday 28 April 2022 at the RDI Hub in Co. Kerry.

    Digital transformation is incomplete without a data strategy. Your business needs a data strategy to succeed in a digital world. At the end of this one-day session, your company will have a clear strategic roadmap describing how you can unlock revenue from your data assets and how your company can access and leverage the power of AI to drive profits and open new markets.

    In the podcast, we discuss:


    More details about the workshop
    Why a Data Strategy is so important to your business
    How to get involved
    What to expect from the event

    • 12 min
    E80 David McQuaid, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Computing & ICT at CCT College Dublin

    E80 David McQuaid, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Computing & ICT at CCT College Dublin

    In today’s show, we are joined by David McQuaid, Senior Lecturer within the Faculty of Computing & ICT at CCT College Dublin. CCT College Dublin offers a range of programmes (many of which are government funded via Springboard+ or the Human Capital Initiative) in Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics and Systems Security from level 7 Diploma to level 9 Masters Degree.

    All courses are offered via blended learning on an evening and weekend basis to allow those working full-time to upskill and bring their learning from the classroom directly into their organisation.  These programmes have been developed in partnership with Microsoft Ireland, so in addition to the academic qualifications obtained and accredited by QQI, students can also achieve professional Microsoft certification in areas like Azure, Data Analytics and AI.

    Topics include:


    The current work he is doing with CCT College Dublin
    Courses they offer within AI and Data Analytics
    Who can apply to their courses & what you will learn
    How students are managing the work-life balance
    A shared experience from one of their students
    What to expect on completion of their courses

    The next intake for these courses is late January/early February and they include:
    Higher Diploma in Science in Artificial Intelligence Applications
    Higher Diploma in Science in Data Analytics for Business
    MSc in Data Analytics
    Diploma in Networking & Systems Security

    To discuss your or your organisations professional development needs in this area, please contact CCT College by emailing info@cct.ie or upskill@cct.ie to arrange a call.  More information can also be obtained at www.cct.ie

    • 21 min
    E79 Luca Marchesotti, CEO and Founder at Sparkd.ai

    E79 Luca Marchesotti, CEO and Founder at Sparkd.ai

    In today's show, we are joined by Luca Marchesotti, CEO and Founder at Sparkd.ai.  Sparkd is a Machine Learning consulting firm providing clients with a tailor-made solution, end-to-end support, and world-class training, extracting the most value from data.

    Sparkd's team of Machine Learning and Computer Vision experts offers an extensive understanding of specific use-cases to different business sectors, with a focus on the Manufacturing, Retail and Agritech industries.

    Topics include:


    An overview of the problems they are solving at Sparkd
    Use cases of how they apply Computer Vision within Agritech
    Quality control within Manufacturing
    Interesting work they do within Sports Analytics
    Common challenges they need to overcome
    Where he sees AI heading in the near future

    • 19 min

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Leo

Super Podcast! Great to see Ireland doing amesome work in AI

Kevin Koidl ,

Amazing Insight

Ai is one of the hottest and most discussed topics of this decade. AI in Action brings a great mix of people together with very different point of views. All together it creates a lovely rounded and intriguing insight into AI.

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Love it!

Love listening to this podcast. As a newbie to AI and data science, I find it very easy to listen to and learn more about the current AI trends. Also like that they're kept short too, I find with others I tend to switch off after 20 minutes. Thanks for launching this podcast Mark, I look forward to hearing more!

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