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# AI

Last week
19th March 2023 - 25th March 2023
Opinion: As educators, we must step up our game in the face of ChatGPT
Three University of Galway academics explore how Artificial Intelligence is sweeping academia and ask what should be done.
This month
March 2023
# chat tcd
With the rise of ChatGPT, how are universities planning on assessing students this year?
The software can produce essays on almost any topic in seconds, causing worry among colleges about academic integrity.
Opinion: The argument for more ministers? Just look at Roderic O'Gorman's workload
This argument isn’t about jobs for the boys and girls, writes Fianna Fáil Senator Malcolm Byrne.
Last month
February 2023
# battle of the bots
Mistake in ad for Google's new artificial intelligence bot causes share price to tank
It is estimated the mistake wiped $100 billion from Google’s value.
# chat gpt
Microsoft and Google go head-to-head with new products aimed at winning AI tech battle
The two Silicon Valley titans are rushing into the space after the ChatGPT bot caught the imagination of web users around the world.
# AI
Poll: How do you feel about new AI technology?
Let us know.
This year
Students urged to steer clear of ChatGPT essays as bot reopens debate on college assessment
A report by
Emer Moreau
The copy-writing software has taken social media by storm, and left some educators concerned about the future of assessment.
Last year
Opinion: When it comes to AI we need to proceed with caution and build trust
Data Scientist Dr Oisín Boydell looks at the emerging trends in Artificial Intelligence and how they impact humans and society. 
# happy holid-ai
Channel 4’s Christmas message to be AI-generated and delivered by a robot
The message will be delivered by Ameca, one of the world’s most advanced robots.
Opinion: Artificial intelligence can no longer be ignored - we need policies to deal with it
Fianna Fáil senator Malcolm Byrne says AI tech is advancing at pace and politics must move to meet it.
# Instagram
Instagram trials AI tool to verify age of users
Users will be asked to send a video selfie to a British tech firm which will use AI to verify their age.
All time
# Breast Check
Artificial intelligence set to assist breast screening in Ireland
The cutting-edge technology has been made available to Irish hospitals.
# covid19
Oxford researchers say new artificial intelligence test could identify coronavirus within one hour
Researchers said the tool accurately predicted a patient’s Covid-19 status in more than 90% of cases.
# Deeptech
Cutting through the AI noise: Meet the Italian duo at the forefront of emerging tech with LogoGrab
Dublin-based Luca Boschin and Alessandro Prest began working on AI before it was ‘sexy’.
# Deeptech
Your crash course in... the EU's grand plans for 'technological sovereignty'
The European Commission unveiled a slate of proposals this week on data rules and AI.
# Social Media
EU threatens big tech companies with 'stricter' regulation following meeting with Zuckerberg
Zuckerberg has recently asked governments to strengthen how online media is regulated.
# Misinformation
YouTube says it will remove election-related videos that are 'manipulated' to mislead voters
The move comes amid growing concern about so-called “deepfake” videos altered by using artificial intelligence.
# Cancer Research
Artificial intelligence beats doctors in breast cancer diagnosis
A new study has found that an AI system can better identify cancer in mammograms.
# Startups and tech
Your crashcourse in... 5g and other tech trends for 2020
AI, edge computing and drones: It’s going to be an interesting new year.
# Startups and tech
Your crashcourse in... 5g and other tech trends for 2020
AI, edge computing and drones: It’s going to be an interesting new year.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you worried a robot could take your job?
Two out of five Irish jobs are likely to be “substantially impacted” by automation, according to new research.
# Study
Amazon, Microsoft and Intel may be putting world at risk through killer robot developments, study says
The report surveyed major players from the tech sector about their stance on lethal autonomous weapons.
Artificial intelligence is going to transform business, not just in Ireland, but across the world
Here are the steps that Irish companies should take to unlock AI’s potential.
# AI
Meet Stevie II - Ireland's first AI robot designed to help care for older people
The technology behind the new robot has been tested with Irish seniors, and was unveiled to the media today.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you worried a robot could take your job?
The Taoiseach has said “almost anyone in employment at all levels” could be affected.
# mr roboto
Varadkar warns that robots and artificial intelligence pose risk to people's jobs
The Taoiseach has said many professions could be affected, meaning people will need to upskill and retrain.
# Artificial Intelligence
US tech firm announces 200 new AI technology jobs in Galway
The new hires will focus on advancing the company’s use of artificial intelligence and machine learning.
# Robot workmates
'It's a when and not an if situation': Sligo researchers studying how to integrate our future robotic colleagues
Robotic colleagues of the future? Think Wall-E or Johnny 5 and not C3PO and Terminator.
# Rise of the Machines
Ireland wants a future where AI makes medical decisions and delivers jail sentences
The University of Limerick is to teach a Masters in Artificial Intelligence.
# AI
Sex robots could help elderly, disabled but may lead to more objectification of women, study warns
A new report examines the implications of sex robots going mainstream in the next 10 years.
# sophia's choice
Artificial intelligence is good for the Sophia the robot
The robot insisted that “we will never replace people, but we can be your friends and helpers.”
# Alphago
A Google AI beat the world's best player at this ancient Chinese board game
“I feel like his game is more and more like the ‘Go god’. Really, it is brilliant,” the player said.
# the future is here
Lady Chatterley's Tinderbot: Modern dating at Dublin's Science Gallery
The camera that writes poetry and machine that likes to draw are some of the new attractions at the Science Gallery.
# Rise of the Machines
Robots should be given legal status as 'electronic persons' and fitted with 'kill switches' - EU
An EU committee has made a raft of recommendations about the future of AI.
# she's listening
Amazon's 'Alexa' device could have evidence on the death of a man found in a hot tub
Prosecutors want Amazon to see if there are potential clues on the device.
# Artificial Intelligence
Researchers in Cork develop technology that will identify child sexual abuse images online
Current systems mean specialists have to view “traumatic and distressing” material.
# Hardware
Here's how an Irish company is helping to make drones see like humans
The head of Dublin-based Movidius, which was recently sold to Intel in a huge deal, is aiming for sales of $1bn.
# who's a good boy
Tech billionaire believes robots will reduce us to the role of a 'house cat'
And that’s the good scenario.
# unconventional
These are some of the odder training methods used to make smarter computers
Training up artificial intelligence takes a lot of work, and it means putting it in sometimes unconventional situations.
# quick learner
Robots will learn to play Doom the same way humans do
They will then compete against each other in a competition to see who’s the best.