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E14 David Haughton, Senior Data Scientist with CeADAR Ireland

In episode 14, Senior Data Scientist with CeADAR Ireland David Haughton discusses his work with big data analytics and blockchain, the potential of AI and Blockchain interacting with each other, the benefits it can bring to the enterprise and much more.

Welcome to episode 14 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 on the show is David Haughton, who is a Senior Data Scientist with the CeADAR Centre for Applied Data Analytics. David completed his PhD in UCD in the area of information embedding in DNA and his research background is in signal processing, bioinformatics and steganography. After completing his PhD, he worked for a media monitoring company Kantar Media before joining up with CeADAR in 2016. David’s interests are focused on big data analytics and blockchain.

In today’s episode, David will tell us about:

  • His background and how he got involved with CeADAR
  • The growing emergence of blockchain
  • The advantages that blockchain can bring to an enterprise
  • CeADAR’s interesting project he is working on in blockchain based accreditation
  • The challenges of working with blockchain and his advice to those interested in the area
  • How blockchain will evolve in the future
  • How AI and blockchain will interact in the coming years and the impact it can make in industry



What did you make of David’s podcast? Where do you see the future of Artificial Intelligence and blockchain heading in the next few years? I would love to hear your thoughts so please leave a comment below.

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