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E121 Rena Maycock, Founder at Cilter Technologies

Welcome to episode E121 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 guest is Rena Maycock, Founder at Cilter TechnologiesCilter is nominated for the 2023 AI Awards in the category of Best Application of AI to Achieve Social Good for the development of their embedded software to protect children from cyberbullying and online grooming. This unique system operates at a deep level, blocking harmful messages and notifying parents, aiming to make smartphones safer for children.

Rena is also nominated for Women in AI Person of the Year for leading the development of Cilter’s child protection software for smartphones, addressing cyberbullying and grooming. Rena is also recognised as a respected columnist who advocates for women in tech, lobbies for funding equality and mentors aspiring female founders.

Topics include:

  • Her background and origins of Cilter Technologies
  • Why they developed a patented solution for child safety online
  • Creating tech for child safety online involving collaboration & AI databases
  • Their goal to reduce cyberbullying, grooming and harmful content through early detection
  • Their mission for universal parental control across all devices for child safety
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