Data Science Ireland Monthly Meetup
July 25, 2018
Where: Huckletree The Academy - 42 Pearse Street
We are back at Huckletree D2 once again on Wednesday 1 August for the sixth Data Science Ireland meetup on all things AI, Machine Learning and Data Science. This is also the chance for you to expand your networking opportunities by meeting like-minded individuals in the Irish Data Science community. SPEAKERS Eric Risser, Founder and CTO at Artomatix Artomatix is the global leader in using artificial intelligence to automate the art creation process. Artomatix uses Creative AI to help automate many of the mundane, tedious and repetitive tasks artists and designers face every day which in turn creates time for artists, by providing a suite of tools for a 10X faster, better workflow. Eric is first up to present his talk “A.I. Disrupting the Future of Content Creation for Games” at the Meetup. This talk introduces the academic theory and history behind Creative AI and delves into specific use cases and applications such as Texture Synthesis, Material Enhancement, Hybridization and Style Transfer. Dan Flynn, co-founder and Project Lead at The M Tank The M Tank is a non-partisan organisation that works solely to recognise the multifaceted nature of AI research and to highlight key developments within all sectors affected by these advancements. Through the creation of unique resources, the combination of ideas and their provision to the public, this project hopes to encourage the dialogue which is beginning to take place globally. In a talk entitled “Progress, bottlenecks and barriers: A wander through the AI landscape,” Dan will be discussing public perceptions around AI, the pace of technological advancements and some of the challenges that we may face with AI going forward. He will also discuss his work with both The M Tank and in the technology start-up space; expect anecdotes and graphs. Mark Kelly, Founder of AI Ireland AI Ireland is a non-profit community devoted to promoting AI in Ireland. AI Ireland through the use of AI Awards aims to increase public awareness of artificial intelligence and bring academia and industry together to showcase the excellent work done on in AI, Machine Learning and Data Science on the island of Ireland. After interviewing over 50 guests for the AI in Action podcast and over 60 formal interviews, Mark will share some key findings from the podcasts and how Ireland can set up a hub for AI investment. Mark will also share his inspiration to set up AI Ireland and what we can learn from other countries around the world who have developed a national strategy.