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# Artificial Intelligence

This month
January 2023
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. 
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.
All time
# Artificial Intelligence
Tesla is building a humanoid robot based on self-driving technology
Elon Musk revealed the news at Tesla’s ‘AI Day’ conference.
Scientists trial AI-system which could diagnose dementia in one scan
Earlier intervention could help slow the disease’s progression and ensure patients have more information on their situation.
# Breast Check
Artificial intelligence set to assist breast screening in Ireland
The cutting-edge technology has been made available to Irish hospitals.
# Artificial Intelligence
EU unveils 'landmark' rules on Artificial Intelligence to curb 'high-risk' technologies
“Generalised surveillance” would be off-limits, as well as any tech “used to manipulate the behaviour, opinions or decisions” of citizens.
# 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’.
# Hot or bot
An Irish robot called Stevie made the cover of Time magazine
The robot was built and designed in Trinity College Dublin.
# CTRL-Labs
Facebook to buy tech start-up working on mind control technology
It’s the latest in a series of announcements from Facebook about virtual and augmented reality technology.
# 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.
# 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.
# the robots aren't coming
Viral video showing scarily realistic human-looking robot debunked as fake
The video clocked up millions of views as Twitter users feared that artificial intelligence had gone too far.
# 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.
# Artificial Intelligence
Elon Musk backs call for killer robots to be banned
“We do not have long to act. Once this Pandora’s box is opened, it will be hard to close.”
# real talk
Two robots casually debated the future of humans in Hong Kong this week
One “joked” that he thought the robots’ goal was to take over the world.
# 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.”
# 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.
# robot says yes
'Humans Need Not Apply': Is this a sign of the future?
The Science Gallery will be looking at a post-work world…
# 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.
# google pixel
Watch out Apple - Google has finally hit the market with an uber smartphone of its own
Google’s Pixel smartphone range, along with all sorts of other tech tidbits, launched in San Francisco today.
# faithful companion
Meet Kirobo, Toyota's new friendly robot that could cure your loneliness
The ‘companion robot’ keeps you company but is far from smart.
# Artificial Intelligence
Explainer: Why is Google's AI beating a board game world champion so significant?
Google’s AI is currently winning 2-0 in a best-of-five challenge, but why it is such a significant event?
# Artificial Intelligence
Mark Zuckerberg's New Year's resolution is straight from a superhero comic book
The Facebook CEO wants to build an AI system like ‘Jarvis from Iron Man’.
# 20 questions
Facebook has revealed how it will help blind people 'see' photos
It’s very similar to 20 questions, and it’s Facebook’s way of bringing more people to its services.
# Bad Robots
Fact and fiction: Is a scenario like The Terminator really the future?
Are our fears about robots justified?
# machine learning
This site wants to try identify any image you show it
It’s a new project from Wolfram Alpha and it’s quite good at recognising general objects.
# robo-butler
This room service robot is a harrowing vision of things to come
Can we all just slow things down a bit, please?
# status update
It's official: Your Facebook feed knows you better than your family
The robots are taking over.
# no selfie control
Facebook wants to put an end to your mortifying drunk selfies
The social media giant is developing technology to prevent you embarrassing yourself. Nice of them.
Opinion: The real allure of superintelligent machines isn't scientific – it's erotic
Does the allure of artificial intelligence run deeper than our fondness for making tools?
# AI
Google working on quantum computing chip that will help develop artificial intelligence
The aim is to develop a chip that will allow machines to one day think like humans.
# Man V Machine
These freaky self-assembled robots build themselves from flat pack
It’s all over people, we don’t have a prayer.
# robots
'Automation is Voldemort': tech experts polled on the future impact of robots and AI
“What are people for in a world that does not need their labour, and where only a minority are needed to guide the ‘bot-based economy?’”