E85 AI Awards 2022 Finalist Kevin Quinlan, Lead Data Scientist at ESB


    Welcome to episode 85 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 today’s episode, we are delighted to welcome Kevin Quinlan, Lead Data Scientist at ESB. A finalist in the category for Young AI Role Model of the Year at the 2022 AI Awards, Kevin is responsible for managing and developing projects across a range of business units and technologies, leveraging AI and machine learning techniques to generate value for ESB.

    In the episode, Kevin talks about:

    • The evolution of the data analytics department at ESB over the years (2:30)
    • Using AI to identify Poles and map the positions in the power grids (4:25)
    • Incorporating the mantra “one more thing” into every decision along the way (6:30)
    • The sustainability benefits and time savings achieved through AI (12:00)
    • Anticipating upcoming customer complaints with the help of AI (14:35)



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