5th March, Croke Park, Dublin

 

AI Ireland: The roadmap to creating an AI island…

 

8:00

Registration and coffee

8:40

Welcome from the morning Chair

Dr. Abigail Ruth Freeman

Dr. Abigail Ruth Freeman

Director of Science for Society, Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)

HOW AI WILL SHAPE IRELAND’S FUTURE

8:45

OPENING MINISTERIAL ADDRESS: 

The development of a national strategy on artificial intelligence (AI)

Heather Humphreys T.D.

Heather Humphreys T.D.

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation

9:00

OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS: AI – Powering Change in Our Time

  • Developing an AI USP for Ireland
  • Kicking off a real vision and strategy for all…
Vincent McCarthy

Vincent McCarthy

Co-founder & CEO, The Festival of Curiosity

9:35

PANEL DISCUSSION: How will Ireland develop its thriving AI ecosystem?

  • The making of an AI Island
  • Making Artificial Intelligence accessible to all
  • How is Ireland doing in its push to become a major player in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) market?
  • How can policy makers develop policy that will keep pace with technology advancementments?

 

Gearoid Mooney

Gearoid Mooney

Divisional Manager, Research and Innovation, Enterprise Ireland

Professor Barry O’Sullivan

Professor Barry O’Sullivan

University College Cork and President of the European AI Association

REAL DEPLOYMENT OF AI

10:10

GLOBAL CASE STUDY 1 :

How twitter uses Big Data and AI

Twitter is a social media platform where 328 million monthly active users microblog (share 280-character updates) with their followers. It’s a cross between instant messaging and blogging—or social messaging, but it’s also been crucial for news reporting, event promotion, marketing and business. Whether you’re a fan or not, Twitter has become the ninth largest social network in the world and Cortex, Twitter’s in-house engineering team, has turned to the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to help enhance the platform’s user experience

Ben Chamberlain

Ben Chamberlain

Machine Learning Researcher, Twitter (TBC)

10:30

Morning Break

11:00

PANEL DISCUSSION: Ethics and Standards for AI: Concerns and best practices

  • Automated decisions – ethical and legal issues
  • Moving AI ethics from debate to action
  • Making AI that is trustworthy and ethical
Geraldine Larkin

Geraldine Larkin

CEO National Standards Association of Ireland

Professor Dave Lewis

Professor Dave Lewis

ADAPT Centre

Laura Nolan

Laura Nolan

ex-Google Engineer

11:40

CASE STUDY 2: Retail

Fashion Forward – using deep learning at ASOS to predict customer lifetime value in online fashion retail

ASOS is using deep learning neural networks to predict customer lifetime value based on online shopping behavior.

Kallirroi Dogani

Kallirroi Dogani

Machine Learning Scientist, ASOS

12:00

CASE STUDY 3: AI in the Public Sector

  • The challenges of the public service’s ICT strategy with data
  • How a more proactive use with data can improve the customer experience
  • What utopia for the government would look like
  • The need to make data more transparent for data sharing
  • How the government apply their open data strategy
  • How AI can help the government tackle a number of day-to-day problems
Barry Lowry

Barry Lowry

Government CIO, Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

12:15

Responding to the skills-shortage in AI

Dr Pepijn van de Ven

Dr Pepijn van de Ven

Senior Lecturer, Department of Electronic & Computer Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Limerick

12:35

Lunch

1:30

Welcome back from the Chair

Dr. Abigail Ruth Freeman

Dr. Abigail Ruth Freeman

Director of Science for Society, Science Foundation Ireland

AI MOMENTUM, MATURITY AND MODELS FOR SUCCESS

1:35

Operationalising AI with supporting technologies

  • Support data-driven cultures and analytics-driven innovation by using AI insights
  • Separating the reality from the hype
    From sensors to insights: Applying AI to IOT data
  • A technological roadmap for AI implementation

1:50

How blockchain/distributed ledger technology can support AI through a shared and trusted data model

Dr Oisín Boydell

Dr Oisín Boydell

Principal Data Scientist and Head of the Applied Research Group at CeADAR, Ireland's centre for Applied AI at University College Dublin

ENTERPRISE SOLUTIONS

2:05

PANEL DISCUSSION: Strategies to combat board room inertia

Invited panellists include:

Prag Sharma

Prag Sharma

Senior Vice President, Citi Innovation Lab

Edward McDonnell

Edward McDonnell

Centre Director, CeADAR

Colin Kane

Colin Kane

Director of Customer Analytics, Bank of Ireland

2:45

Real application of AI in Energy, Manufacturing and Education

 

Dr. Ricardo Simon Carbajo

Dr. Ricardo Simon Carbajo

Head of Innovation & Development, CeADAR

3:05

CASE STUDY 4: Take pressure off your team with Robotic Process Automation

 

Ian Brennan

Ian Brennan

Director of IT, Laya Healthcare

3:30

PANEL DISCUSSION: Developing an AI Business

Leading Irish AI Businesses are having profound exposure to AI development. Some of the foremost Irish experts discuss their journey…

Panellists will include:

Dr. Amelia Kelly

Dr. Amelia Kelly

Director of Speech Technology, Soapbox Labs

4:10

Conference close