156 episodes

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.

AI Ireland with Mark Kelly AI Ireland

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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.

    E151 ‘The Creation and Impact of the EU AI Act’ with European Commission's Gabriele Mazzini

    E151 ‘The Creation and Impact of the EU AI Act’ with European Commission's Gabriele Mazzini

    Today's guest is ⁠Gabriele Mazzini⁠, Team Leader AI Act - Directorate General CNECT at ⁠European Commission⁠, and architect and lead author of the ⁠EU AI Act⁠. In this episode, Gabriele delves into the EU AI Act's creation and implications and explores the complexities of crafting this comprehensive legal framework.



    Topics include:


    His career in gaining diverse experience in technology and AI
    Building on prior work to conceive and develop AI Act
    Creating the first comprehensive, cross-sectoral legal framework to ensure trustworthy AI
    Classifying AI systems into prohibited, high risk and transparency-focused categories
    Complementing GDPR but focusing on market regulation
    Why human oversight in AI is crucial
    Why companies must know their AI systems' classifications and compliance requirements
    How Regulating AI involves balancing speed with democratic process and flexibility
    Balancing risk mitigation with fostering a trusted AI market
    How the AI Act introduces high standards & fosters technical innovation
    His personal preference for focused governance and clear requirements in AI Act
    Timelines for implementation of the EU AI Act

    • 39 min
    E150 'Building Ireland's AI Future: Policy, Innovation and Public Trust' with Minister Dara Calleary

    E150 'Building Ireland's AI Future: Policy, Innovation and Public Trust' with Minister Dara Calleary

    Today's guest is Dara Calleary, Minister of State for Trade Promotion and Digital Transformation at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment. In this episode, Mark and Dara discuss Ireland's approach to AI regulation, innovation and fostering AI startups.

    Topics include:


    Rapid AI advancements, regulation, innovation and business readiness
    Launching an AI Accelerator to emphasise AI's universal impact, funding and skills
    National Digital Strategy's focus on high-level, labor and societal skills
    How the National AI & skills strategy emphasises trust, collaboration and supporting startups
    Why Data protection & public trust is essential for AI innovation
    How AI integration in public services ensures inclusivity and data protection
    The Digital vision from inclusivity, AI innovation, job enhancement and preparation for disruption

    • 14 min
    E149 'AI and Causal Inference to transform user experiences' with Spotify's Ciarán Gilligan-Lee

    E149 'AI and Causal Inference to transform user experiences' with Spotify's Ciarán Gilligan-Lee

    Today's guest is Ciarán Gilligan-Lee, Head of Causal Inference Research Lab at Spotify. A finalist for AI Person of the year at the 2023 AI Awards, Ciarán joins host Mark Kelly on the podcast to discuss the significant role
    that AI and causal inference plays in enhancing user experiences at Spotify.

    Topics include:


    How the Spotify team uses causal inference for better recommendations
    Using causal inference for personalized music recommendations and discovery
    Navigating causal factors in user streaming behaviors
    Balancing complex stakeholder needs at Spotify for improved user experience
    Clarifying assumption to enhance modeling clarity and accuracy
    How Causal inference enhances decision-making across various industries
    Why Understanding data bias is crucial for accurate decision-making

    • 18 min
    E148 'Demystifying AI: Practical Applications and Business Integration' with Google's Dajana Achelpohl

    E148 'Demystifying AI: Practical Applications and Business Integration' with Google's Dajana Achelpohl

    Today’s guest is Dajana Achelpohl, Head of EMEA Service Management at Google. The discussion focuses on the practical applications of AI in the workplace and to demystify some of the hype around AI, as Dajana shares her insights on integrating AI into business processes.

    Topics include:


    How Google emphasizes AI understanding and implementation basics
    Focusing on problem-solving to achieve measurable outcomes
    Aligning teams on AI usage: educate, address concerns & empower productivity
    The need for a team-driven AI adoption
    Educate on AI risks, promote responsible use & proactive management approach

    • 16 min
    E147 ‘The EU AI Act: Building Trust and Safety in AI’ with Jared Browne, Fexco

    E147 ‘The EU AI Act: Building Trust and Safety in AI’ with Jared Browne, Fexco

    Today's guest is Jared Browne, Head of Privacy and AI Governance at Fexco who discusses the EU AI Act. He explains its risk-based approach, its focus on trust, safety, and sustainability in AI and the need for companies to prepare for compliance. Jared also highlights the Act's complexity, enforcement challenges and global implications.

    Topics include:


    The EU AI Act's aim for trust, safety and sustainability in AI
    Comparing 2018 guidelines to 2020 regulation with penalties
    How user-driven AI development leads to unintended consequences
    Challenges in global adoption of the AI Act such as governance
    Imposing responsibilities on providers, deployers and distributors
    Why deployers assess tools and providers ensure EU compliance or risk exclusion
    How unintended behaviors of AI raise ethical workplace considerations
    Adapting to technology's impact on society with fairness principles.

    • 19 min
    E146 Live from Dublin Tech Summit! An overview of the 'Tapping into AI's Potential' panel discussion

    E146 Live from Dublin Tech Summit! An overview of the 'Tapping into AI's Potential' panel discussion

    Welcome to our special edition podcast recorded live from the Dublin Tech Summit!

    You'll get to listen to short interviews with several
    industry experts from the session "Tapping into AI's Potential' featuring Bivin Varghese, Vice President & Region Head at Tech Mahindra in Ireland; Anton Kasyanov, Engineering Manager 2, AI/ML Platforms at Uber; Veronica Breene, CEO at Vesta Insights and Lex Sexton, Client Technical Director at Presidio.

    We explore the top use cases of AI, such as improving
    customer and employee experiences, boosting productivity, and innovative applications like content and code generation. Our guests also touch on the
    challenges of scaling AI projects, identifying the right use cases, and the importance of explainable AI and regulatory compliance.

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Liam McNamara ,

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.

TheAIGuy ,

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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