E08 Oliver Daniels, CEO with the Insight Centre for Data Analytics

In episode 8, Oliver Daniels, CEO of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics talks about Ireland on the leading edge of data science, exciting projects they are involved in and much more

Welcome to episode eight of the AI in Action, the podcast 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 and Data Science in Ireland.

Today’s guest is Oliver Daniels, who is the CEO with the Insight Centre for Data Analytics. Established in 2013, Insight is a joint initiative of over 400 researchers from eight institutions such as DCU, NUI Galway, UCC and UCD to develop a new generation of data analytics technologies in a number of key application areas. It is their aim to create a research centre of genuine critical mass, underpinned by a deep engagement with industry to drive innovation, economic growth.

We live in a data-rich world, where almost everything we do results in a data record being created and stored somewhere. It is the Insight Centre’s vision is to create a healthier, safer, more productive world by empowering a data-driven society to enable better decisions by individuals, communities, business and governments. They combine the skills of leading researchers with cutting-edge technologies from diverse research areas and work closely with industry partners to develop the next-generation data acquisition and analytics solutions for important and diverse application areas.

In this insightful episode, we discuss:

  • What attracted Oliver to the role of CEO at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics
  • How Ireland can be on the leading edge of data science
  • Successful companies that have come out of the centre, such as Orreco
  • Bridging the gap between ideas and commercialisation
  • Exciting projects going on within the Insight Centre
  • Increasing public engagement though Coderdojo Projects and Hackathons
  • Great opportunities that Oliver believes we will see in data science in the near future



What did you think of Oliver’s podcast? Where do you see the future of data science and AI heading in the next few years? I would love to hear your thoughts so please leave a comment below.

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Applications are now open for you to take part in the inaugural AI Awards and showcase your skills and expertise to the AI community on the island of Ireland.

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.

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Author: AI Ireland

AI Ireland is a non-profit, community-led initiative that aims to showcase and share the knowledge in Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. We host monthly meetups, run the AI in Action podcast and will hold the AI Awards this November. Our goal is to bring together players in the field of AI in order to forge and strengthen ties, and to celebrate the development of AI for the greater good.

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