E59 VRAI Director/Founder Niall Campion, UCD Associate Professor Dr Brian Mac Namee & Microsoft’s Kelvin Keane

    Welcome to episode 59 of the AI Ireland podcast, the show that explores the applications and research of Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence on the island of Ireland.

    Our mission is to increase the use of AI for the benefit of our society, our competitiveness and everyone living in Ireland.

    In the final part of our two-part series with VRAI, we are joined by Dr. Brian McNamee from the UCD School of Computer Science, Niall Campion Director and Founder of VRAI and Kelvin Keane, WE Startup & Partner Manager at Microsoft Startups Ireland.

    We will be going under the hood of the technical innovations at VRAI, how VRAI are using technology as an enabler for their customer’s success and the partnership with academia and industry to provide an innovative service to their customers.

    Topics include:

    • How VRAI are using technology as an enabler for their customer’s success.
    • The partnership with Academia and Industry to provide an innovative service.
    • The benefits from working with Microsoft for startups and how to reach out.



    In the previous podcast with Pat O’ Connor MD and Co-Founder of VRAI and Bibhas Bhattacharya Business Group Leader of Azure in Ireland we discussed how VRAI got started, the limitations with traditional training and the importance of providing authentic and memorable experiences for employees to recall training in times at need.

    Pat highlighted the importance of security and trust when choosing to use the Microsoft Azure platform which has enabled for a smoother sales process while also being a platform for growth. If you haven’t listened to that podcast yet, you can check it out here.

    Today’s podcast has been supported by Microsoft and we would like to say a big thank you to Niall, Brian and Kelvin for being this week’s guests on the AI Ireland Podcast.

    Finally, if you would like to hear more from AI Ireland, please reach out to us to learn more about AI Ireland membership and how to get involved with the 2021 AI Awards by contacting mark@aiawards.ie.

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