About 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 (AI) and bring academia and industry together to showcase the excellent work done on the island of Ireland.

AI Ireland’s mission is to increase the use of AI for the benefit of our society, our competitiveness, and for everyone living in Ireland.

AI Ireland has set several objectives:

  1. Investment and Job Creation Promotion: AI Ireland’s primary aim is to position Ireland as an attractive investment destination, fostering job creation opportunities. By highlighting Ireland’s favorable business environment, skilled workforce, and government support for innovation, we aim to attract both domestic and international investors.
  2. SME and Large Enterprise Collaboration: AI Ireland seeks to facilitate networking and collaboration between small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and large corporations. Through various initiatives, such as networking events and collaborative projects, we aim to create partnerships that drive collective growth and foster innovation.
  3. Technological Showcase and Problem Solving: AI Ireland aims to demonstrate the potential of technology and AI through showcasing successful implementations and problem-solving approaches. By organizing events, conferences, and exhibitions, we inspire others to explore the transformative power of technology across various industries in Ireland.
  4. Digital Literacy for All: AI Ireland is committed to educating the public about the value and impact of AI in our daily lives. Through accessible resources, workshops, and awareness campaigns, we empower individuals to understand, engage with, and benefit from AI technologies, promoting digital literacy and inclusivity.

These objectives form the core mission of AI Ireland, driving investment, collaboration, technological advancement, and digital empowerment throughout the country.


AI Ireland was established by Mark Kelly, a highly acclaimed Executive Search Consultant specializing in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Data Science markets. With over a decade of experience in the technology industry, Mark possesses extensive expertise in fostering meaningful relationships, recruitment, leadership, customer service, and scaling technology companies.

Mark’s passion lies in bringing people together and positively impacting their lives. He firmly believes in the transformative potential of emerging technologies to create a better society.

As the host of the AI Ireland Podcast, he has had the privilege of interviewing some of the world’s leading experts in Data Science, Machine Learning and AI, sharing their valuable insights with the AI Ireland audience.

Additionally, Mark actively participates as a host, moderator, and speaker at Data Science and AI gatherings, conferences, and workshops.

For those seeking to connect with Mark, he can be easily reached through Linkedin or the contact form on the AI Ireland website, facilitating open communication and collaboration within the AI community.