E22 Paul Walsh, Founder and CTO at NSilico

Founder and CTO of NSilico Paul Walsh discusses what NSilico is all about, creating more personalised treatment for patietns, exciting research at the SIGMA Machine Learning Research Group and much more on episode 22 of the AI in Action podcast

Welcome to episode 22 of 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 in Ireland.

Today’s guest is Paul Walsh. Paul is the founder of Nsilico who are the provider of the world’s most easy-to-use data management and analytics software for the life sciences and healthcare industries. Their core software product Simplicity has emerged as a true next-generation bioinformatics management system that has dramatically improved on traditional tools in this area.

Paul is also the director of the SIGMA Machine Learning research group. Based in CIT’s Department of Computer Science, SIGMA has an extensive track record in applied research and development to solve real-world problems in a range of areas, such as health, life science, clinical trials, informatics and analytics.

In this really interesting episode today, Paul will tell you about:

  • His background and how he became interested in science from an early age
  • His work at the SIGMA Machine Learning research group
  • Interesting research SIGMA are working on in the healthcare industry
  • Why he decided to set up NSilico
  • The goal to create a more personalised treatment for patients
  • Looking into research opportunities in Agriculture
  • His thoughts on the future of AI and deep learning in the next few years



What did you make of Paul Walsh’s podcast? Where do you see the future of AI in the healthcare sector heading in the next few years? We would love to hear your thoughts so please leave a comment below.

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AI Awards 2018: Deadline Extended until 14 September
Connecting Ireland’s AI ecosystem for a higher purpose

We have extended the deadline until Friday 14 September to give you the chance to get your applications submitted and take part in the inaugural AI Awards which gives you the chance to 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.

For more information about the awards and how to apply, check out www.aiawards.ie

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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