Welcome to episode eight of AI in Action, the podcast that breaks down the hype and explores the impact that Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are making on our everyday lives.

Powered by Alldus International, our goal is to share with you the insights of technologists and data science enthusiasts to showcase the excellent work that is being done within AI across the world.

Today’s guest is Oliver Daniels, who is the CEO of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics. Established in 2013, Insight is a joint initiative of over 400 researchers from eight institutions such as DCU, NUI Galway, UCC and UCD to develop a new generation of data analytics technologies in a number of key application areas. It is their aim to create a research centre of genuine critical mass, underpinned by a deep engagement with industry to drive innovation, economic growth.

We live in a data-rich world, where almost everything we do results in a data record being created and stored somewhere. It is the Insight Centre’s vision is to create a healthier, safer, more productive world by empowering a data-driven society to enable better decisions by individuals, communities, business and governments. They combine the skills of leading researchers with cutting-edge technologies from diverse research areas and work closely with industry partners to develop next-generation data acquisition and analytics solutions for important and diverse application areas.

In this episode, Oliver will tell you about:

What attracted him to the Insight Centre for Data Analytics

How Ireland can be on the leading edge of data science

Successful companies that have come out of the Insight Centre

Bridging the gap between ideas and commercialisation

Exciting projects going on within the Insight Centre

Increasing public engagement though Coderdojo Projects and Hackathons

Where data science is heading in the near future

What did you think of Oliver’s podcast? Where do you see the future of data science and AI heading in the next few years? I would love to hear your thoughts so please leave a comment below.

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