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.
E95 Dr. Florian Ostmann, Head of AI Governance and Regulatory Innovation at The Alan Turing Institute
In this episode, we are joined by Head of AI Governance and Regulatory Innovation at The Alan Turing Institute. The Alan Turing Institute is the UK’s national institute for Data Science and AI.
The Institute’s mission is to: undertake data science research at the intersection of computer science, mathematics, statistics and systems engineering; provide technically informed advice to policy makers on the wider implications of algorithms; enable researchers from industry and academia to work together to undertake research with practical applications; and act as a magnet for leaders in academia and industry from around the world to engage with the UK in data science and its applications.
In the show, Florian will chat about:
His work with the Alan Turing Institute
AI Governance, ethics and responsible AI
What he learned on his trip to Ireland
How Ireland and the UK can collaborate in AI innovation
The launch of the AI Standards Hub
The importance of trustworthy AI
E94 AI Awards 2022 Finalist Brendan Doherty, ML Engineer at Allstate Northern Ireland
In this episode, we are joined by Brendan Doherty, Machine Learning Engineer at Allstate Northern Ireland. Nominated for the 2022 AI Awards in the Best Application of AI in a Large Enterprise, Brendan and his team were shortlisted for the rollout of their Legal Automation Toolkit which automates the gathering of relevant data, the generation and completion of legal documents and the correct placement of the documents in the legal departments existing document management platform.
In the show, Brendan will chat about:
How he got interested in ML & journey to now
An insight into their legal automation toolkit
Benefits the toolkit brings such as time & cost savings
Their goal to automate decision points and touch points using ML
Other interesting projects the team are working on
E93 AI Awards 2022 Finalist Amy Awad, Co-Founder and CSO at Opa Mind
In this episode, we are joined by Amy Awad, Co-Founder and CSO at OpaMind. Nominated in three categories for the AI Awards including Best Application of AI in Healthcare & Startup and for the Women in AI Person of the Year Award, OpaMind is an AI-Powered digital voice diary improving mental health and well-being support.
The OPA mind digital solution removes the stigma in the first step of reaching out for help by using an AI-powered app, available 24/7 without the need to talk to another person and provide an instant personalised mental health assistant.
In the show, Amy will chat about:
The story behind Opa Mind
Using AI & Voice Enabled Technology in their product
Their mission to offer a personalized experience to each user
Challenges they need to overcome
Initial results and feedback from their app
E92 AI Awards 2022 Finalist Aviva Cohen, Co-Founder and CEO SeamlessCARE Ltd
In this episode, we are joined by Aviva Cohen, Co-Founder and CEO at seamlessCARE Ltd. Nominated in the Best Application of AI in a Startup category for the 2022 AI Awards, seamlessCARE Ltd develops innovative technologies to enhance the care of adults and children with complex needs. Empathic is a mobile app and API that enables non-verbal people to independently communicate how they feel uses AI to interpret up to 10 emotions including happy and frustrated.
In the show, Aviva will chat about:
Why she decided to set up SeamlessCARE [01:19]
Using AI for how people communicate emotions [04:28]
Challenges to overcome in developing the product [06:52]
The benefits their Empahtic app brings to users [10:08]
What the future holds for SeamlessCARE [14:04]
E91 AI Awards 2022 Finalist Jimmy Hennessey, Director of Data Science and Software Engineering at ACI Worldwide
In this episode, we are joined by Jimmy Hennessy, Director of Data Science and Software Engineering at ACI Worldwide. Nominated in three categories for the 2022 AI Awards, ACI Worldwide is a global software company that provides mission-critical real-time payment solutions to corporations. Customers use their proven, scalable and secure solutions to process and manage digital payments, enable omni-commerce payments, present and process bill payments, and manage fraud and risk.
In the show, Jimmy will chat about:
The interesting work they do at ACI Worldwide [01:50]
Their application in the Responsible AI and Ethics category [03:04]
Automatically writing unit test cases to productionalize software solutions faster [08:18]
Their nomination of James Brosnan in Young AI Role Model of the Year [12:35]
Nabinita Roy's shortlisting in the AI Person of the Year award [14:05]
E90 AI Awards 2022 Finalist Jade O'Connor, VP Product & Marketing at Getlocal.ie
In this episode, we are joined by Jade O'Connor, VP of Product and Marketing for getlocal.ie, part of FCR Media. Nominated in the category for Best Application of AI in an SME at the 2022 AI Awards, Getlocal.ie is a new platform to find products that are available from local businesses around Ireland. It aims to improve the competitiveness of local companies (versus big e-commerce platforms) by listing them all in one place easily accessible for customers around Ireland.
In the show, Jade will chat about:
Who are Getlocal.ie and the wider FCR Media group
Their application and deciding to apply AI at getlocal.ie
The challenges and building out their classification model
Dealing with problems on the Training Model
Gaining ROI from their products
Super Podcast! Great to see Ireland doing amesome work in AI
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.
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!