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E103 The AI Act with Dave Lewis, ADAPT Centre and Brian McElligott, Mason Hayes & Curran


Welcome to episode E103 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.

Today’s guests are Dave Lewis, Associate Director at ADAPT Centre and Brian McElligott, Partner and Head of AI at Mason Hayes & Curran who will discuss The AI Act.

Dave is an associate professor in the school of computer science and statistics and Trinity College Dublin. He is the director of the SFI-funded ADAPT Centre for Digital Content Technology, and coordinates the EU-funded PROTECT multidisciplinary doctoral training network. He investigates open models for trustworthy AI and data governance and collaborate with the National Standards Authority of Ireland in developing international standards in these areas.

Brian is an experienced Intellectual Property and Artificial Intelligence lawyer who is focused on delivering understandable and actionable solutions for clients, particularly in the AI regulatory space. He’s had the benefit of a great mix of private practice and in-house experience in the AI and IP spaces, including operationalising and commercialising AI platforms and solutions.

Topics include:

  • What is the AI Act
  • Why companies need to figure out AI regulation
  • How organizations can prepare for The AI Act
  • Immediate measures that companies can put in place
  • Challenges in introducing The AI Act
  • Considerations to take from a national perspective



To find out more about the AI Act, check out the website

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