Kilkenny to host Engineers Ireland Applied AI Forum and Technical Conference on March 1
15 January 2019
On Friday, March 1, Engineers Ireland in collaboration with its South East Region Branch will present an Applied Artificial Intelligence Ireland Forum and Technical Conference in Kilkenny.
This initiative involves exceptional companies and talent in Ireland that currently use advanced Machine Learning Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technology as a key aspect of their businesses. This is an all-Ireland event.
Motivations to attend
For many businesses in today’s technological era, it’s not a question of if but rather when to adopt AI, and that ‘when’ may be ‘yesterday’. The challenge is to ensure the business has the necessary strategy and plan to support AI capabilities, and the right technical infrastructure to accelerate AI implementation.
Determine how your business can benefit from AI – and how it can be built into core processes to drive efficiency, by hearing what others are successfully doing. These topics are precisely what differentiates this AI event from others.
Who should attend
Designed for executives, business leaders/owners, and strategists. 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. Gain an insider’s look at successful AI implementations.
The morning forum, the first in a series of Engineers Ireland fora this year, and the afternoon technical conference will focus on current AI applications and commercialisation across several sectors.
The morning presentations will highlight how machine learning technology can drive efficiencies, increase profits and create a competitive edge. Some topics include recruitment automation, advanced location intelligence and advanced image recognition applications.
The afternoon’s technical conference will focus on what it takes to make AI work for your business: preparing data, talent demands, implementation processes, transitioning from high-performance machine learning environments to smaller run-time implementations and more.
Companies involved in the technical conference include Tuam-based automotive supplier and partner to automakers world-wide, Valeo; IBM Watson (services and applications); and Shannon-based Emdalo Technologies, a software engineering development company.
There will also be a talk by Dr Martin J Hayes, head of electronic and computer engineering, UL, on how Ireland’s third level educators are meeting the increasing demand for AI talent and technological advances.
‘Gain a better understanding of the powerful potential of AI’
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,noted: “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 reserve your place at this forum and technical conference, visit: http://www.engineersireland.ie/Groups/Events/2019/March/Applied-Artificial-Intelligence-Ireland-Forum-(1).aspx
The forum and technical conference will take place at Kilkenny’s Lyrath Estate Convention Centre from 9.30am to 4pm. The event takes place on the eve of Engineers Week, the annual festival of engineering which runs from March 2-8.
Engineers Ireland plan to host four regional fora in 2019 with different topics aiming to support the business performance of companies and engineering businesses in the regions through the provision of current knowledge and innovative practices at the business and engineering interface.
The fora will provide attendees with the opportunity to hear directly from influential game-changing leaders in business and engineering.
Hear recent start-up company representatives describe successful applications of AI machine learning technology that drive their business efficiencies and increases both their profits and competitive edge.
LogoGrab – Luca Boschin, CEO and Dr Alessandro Prest, CTO www.logograb.com
Opening.io – Andreea Wade, CEO and Adrian Mihai, CTO www.opening.io
Popertee – Lucinda Kelly, CEO and Tariq Zaki, chief AI developer www.popertee.ai
Kx Systems – Sean Lang, business development www.kx.com
Followed by panel discussion (all business presenters) and Q&A Session on AI Applications to Your Business.
Mid-day: Transition Talk
How Ireland’s third level educators are meeting the increasing demand for AI Talent and Technological Advances with Dr Martin J Hayes, head of electronic and computer engineering, University of Limerick.
Afternoon: Technical Conference
Learn how AI professionals prepare data, the data characteristics required, talent demands, implementation processes, transitioning to run-time implementations, and more.
Emdalo – Dr. Ivan Griffin, director, Machine Learning and Computer Vision
IBM Watson – Eoin Carroll, lead software architect, Cognitive Solutions
Valeo – Dr Senthil Yogamani, technical lead, Computer Vision
Kx Systems – Technical Presenter TBA
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