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UCC’s Infant analysis centre has received finest utility of AI in an educational analysis physique for the third 12 months in a row.

Several Irish innovators have been recognised for his or her use of synthetic intelligence on the third annual AI Awards.

Held at Tangent, the Trinity College Dublin concepts workspace, the awards are organised by not-for-profit organisation AI Ireland and sponsored by Microsoft. They intention to recognise how AI may be ethically used to assist clear up challenges throughout a number of sectors.

For the third 12 months in a row, the Infant analysis centre at University College Cork has received finest utility of AI in an educational analysis physique for its work utilizing deep studying in neonatal seizure detection.

University College Dublin PhD pupil Eoin Kenny took dwelling the prize for finest utility of AI in a pupil undertaking for his work on predictive AI modelling, explainable AI and precision agriculture.

Real-time digital funds firm ACI Worldwide took dwelling the prize for finest utility of AI in a big enterprise. The US firm has developed a brand new patented expertise that goals to remodel fraud prevention inside the funds sector. It has its EMEA base and a state-of-the-art European knowledge centre in Limerick.

The better of Irish start-ups

Outside of the big enterprise and educational prizes, there was additionally loads of Irish AI start-up expertise featured on the annual award ceremony.

Conversational AI start-up Webio was awarded finest use of AI in a shopper service utility. Its service permits organisations to attach functions throughout totally different communications platforms.

In June of this 12 months, the Dublin-based start-up raised €500,000 in funding from Finch Capital to prime off an funding spherical at €1.5m.

Fire1 Foundry took the prize of finest use of robotic course of automation and cognitive AI, having developed an implantable sensor for the distant monitoring of congestive coronary heart failure sufferers.

The firm raised €40m in a Series C spherical in 2018 to develop this sensor, having beforehand raised $7.5m in a Series B spherical in 2016.

Dublin start-up EdgeTier was awarded finest utility of AI in a start-up. Founded in 2015, this firm goals to enhance customer support by utilizing AI to analyse the contents of emails and chats between prospects and brokers in actual time, detect points and alert contact centre managers forward of time.

The start-up received the Google Adopt a Startup programme in 2019.

Sports expertise firm StatSports took the title of finest use of AI in sector for its wearable participant monitoring gadgets and evaluation software program.

In 2018, the Northern Irish firm scored a serious deal value $1.5bn with the US Soccer Federation and later that 12 months secured one other profitable cope with the Chinese Football Association.

The award for finest use of AI to attain social good went to Terrain-AI. The Maynooth University-led analysis undertaking was launched final 12 months and goals to present a greater understanding of the influence of human exercise on land use and the way it pertains to the local weather disaster.

Anne Sheehan, normal supervisor of Microsoft Ireland, mentioned it’s spectacular to witness the expansion of innovation and creativity when utilizing moral AI to unravel complicated societal challenges.

“Today’s winners demonstrate the positive impact that AI can bring to different sectors, from finance to health, from security and fraud prevention, to even addressing our most pressing environmental challenges.”

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