E30 Susan Kelly, Assistant Network Manager at Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet

    Welcome to episode 30 of the AI Ireland podcast, the show that breaks down the hype and explores the impact that Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are making on our everyday lives.

    Our goal is to share with you the insights of technologists and data science enthusiasts to showcase the excellent work that is been done within AI in Ireland.

    Today’s guest is Susan Kelly, Assistant Network Manager with Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet. Founded in 2005, ICT Skillnet is a group of companies in the information and communications technology sector who collaborate to provide advanced training and development activities for technical and engineering staff in Irish ICT companies.

    We are delighted to have ICT Skillnet as one of our sponsors for the inaugural AI Awards in November, as they intend to fill important human resources gaps in the Irish ICT sector by providing opportunities for technical and engineering staff to develop a broad set of business, management and interpersonal tools and to enhance a selected number of advanced technical skills.

    In this short but interesting episode today, Susan will discuss

    • What is Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet?
    • The importance of collaboration to offer courses and programmes
    • The exciting launch of the Masters in AI at the University of Limerick
    • Plans to launch a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from 2019
    • The CyberSecurity Skills Initiative coming up in October
    • Where to find out more about ICT Skillnet
    • ICT Skillnet’s sponsorship with the AI Awards



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    AI Awards 2018: Shortlists Announced Tuesday 18 September
    Connecting Ireland’s AI ecosystem for a higher purpose

    Our expert panel of judges have been very busy over the past few days deciding who will be our finalists at the inaugural AI Awards and the lucky nominees across the six categories are set to be announced on Tuesday 18 September.

    The AI Awards is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to promoting, advancing and rewarding corporate and academic excellence in Artificial Intelligence (AI) innovation, research & development and products.

    It is our mission to support the AI community by recognising the hard work and dedication of those working in the field and to help promote and market Ireland globally as the first-choice home for AI investment and job creation in research and product development.

    For more information about the awards, you can see more information here.