– Presentations focus on working AI systems in use today in many business applications

– Event speakers include leaders in new start-ups, AI professionals and data scientists

– The event takes place on eve of Engineers Week, taking place nationwide from 2 – 8 March

Artificial Intelligence professionals, leaders from Irish based start-ups and Data Scientists will showcase innovation and insight into the implementation of AI across a variety of sectors and industries in Ireland at the Engineers Ireland Applied AI Forum & Technical Conference on Friday, 1 March at the Lyrath Estate, Kilkenny.

Held in association with Engineers Ireland South East Regional Branch, the Forum and Conference will see presentations and speakers from leading Irish companies and talent that currently use advanced Machine Learning Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technology as a key aspect of their business model.

The morning Forum, the first in a series of Engineers Ireland for this year, will focus on current AI applications and commercialisation across several sectors and will highlight how machine learning technology can drive efficiencies, increase profits and create a competitive edge.

The afternoon’s Technical Conference, supported by the South East Regional Skills Forum, will focus on what it takes to make AI work for businesses: preparing data, talent demands, implementation processes, transitioning from high-performance machine learning environments to smaller run-time implementations and more.  Dr Martin J. Hayes, Head of Electronic & Computer Engineering at the University of Limerick, will also provide attendees with an overview as to how Ireland’s third level institutions are meeting the increasing demand for AI talent and technological advances.

The aim of this immersive day of learning, discussion and connection is to support delegates, particularly engineers, business managers, government decision-makers, chief information officers, brand managers, students and others with an interest in technology, to gain a broader and deeper understanding of where AI is headed and hear of some areas of Irish business life where it is being actively and successfully applied.

Caroline Spillane, Director General of Engineers Ireland said: “AI is reshaping business, society, and life as we know it. We’re delighted to be collaborating with members of our South East Region on this Forum and Technical Conference in Kilkenny which brings together real-world AI practices and perspectives from entrepreneurship, academic research and business transformation. We hope our members and delegates will gain a better understanding of the powerful potential of AI, acquire insight into some of the practical possibilities of applied AI and how it can potentially drive forward their businesses this year and into the future.”

Dr Glen Collins, Chartered Engineer, Member of Engineers Ireland South East Region and Conference Director commented: “In the past, AI has mostly been a novelty, but the new implementations of machine learning using deep neural networks represent the first commercially-viable and broadly applicable technology to come from over 50 years of AI research.  Business owners, government, engineers and researchers can no longer ignore this rapidly advancing technical arena, and this exciting event is the perfect venue to learn what’s really going on.

“From our slate of exceptional presenters, attendees will learn from forward-thinking AI insiders and obtain clear insights into how to progress transformational change within their own businesses.”

For more information and to book your place at this Forum and Technical Conference, visit www.ai2.ie or www.engineersireland.ie

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