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    1. Weekend takeaway: Make way for Generation Science

      Weekend takeaway: Make way for Generation Science

      1 hour ago 1 Share Image: Sergey Nivens/Shutterstock Everything you ever needed to know about the landscape of science in this invaluable collection of sci-tech reads for the weekend. Science Week: Why we need to talk more about science Image: Yuganov Konstantin/Shutterstock It’s still Science Week in Ireland, but just how strong is the nation’s grasp of science matters and scientific achievement? John Kennedy explores the role of science in the national conversation.

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    2. 7 Irish start-ups with science at their core

      7 Irish start-ups with science at their core

      by Gordon Hunt 9 hours ago 83 Shares Dr Nora Khaldi, founder of Nuritas, speaking about being a scientist and entrepreneur at Inspirefest 2016. Image: Conor McCabe Photography For Science Week, we asked NDRC to tell us about some of their promising start-ups that have a business or product based on science. Here’s who they singled out. NDRC’s portfolio of digital start-ups ranges from agritech to health, fintech to music.

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    3. How DCU machine translation experts are transforming communication

      How DCU machine translation experts are transforming communication

      2 hours ago 6 Shares Prof Andy Way of Dublin City University. Image: DCU Machine translation is helping people work through language barriers, and creating a world that will make communication easier, even in times of crisis. Prof Andy Way is a machine translation (MT) expert. He has been working in this area for the past 30 years, and currently leads the Adapt Centre ’s MT team at Dublin City University (DCU).

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    4. AI start-up Aylien announces €2m investment and 70 new jobs

      AI start-up Aylien announces €2m investment and 70 new jobs

      Informing, entertaining and connecting the world Aylien was founded by Iran native Parsa Ghaffari , who first left Iran in 2010 to join an accelerator programme in China in the hopes of securing start-up funding. Ghaffari’s company closed its first round funding, half a million euro, in 2011. Ghaffari then moved to Dublin with the help of Enterprise Ireland via its Start Up Entrepreneur Programme.

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    5. Intouch is masterminding a revolution in retail

      Intouch is masterminding a revolution in retail

      4 seconds ago From left: Intouch founders Sameh Abdalla, Doychin Doychev and Tim Arits (COO). Image: Yohei Ishikawa Our start-up of the week Intouch helps retailers to build the store of the future by digitising the in-store experience. “Our solutions help close the gap between the offline and online world by innovating with in-store tech, AI, machine learning and big data,” explained Intouch chief operating officer and co-founder Tim Arits.

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    6. How IBM Research is using AI to help healthcare professionals

      How IBM Research is using AI to help healthcare professionals

      Spyros Kotoulas, manager of health and person-centred systems at IBM Research. Image: IBM How IBM Research is using AI to help healthcare professionals 4 seconds ago Not all AI will be bad for future jobs. At IBM, researchers are looking at how AI can have a positive societal impact. There have been more conversations than we’re willing to count about the idea of robots coming to take our jobs.

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    7. What you need to know about innovation and funding in the IT services sector

      What you need to know about innovation and funding in the IT services sector

      What you need to know about innovation and funding in the IT services sector 4 hours ago 8 Shares Image: patpitchaya/Shutterstock The IT services sector may not be the ‘darling’ of the tech media, but it’s a very valuable industry and one that is changing and growing. Adrian Mullett, head of technology at Bank of Ireland Business Banking, looks at the forces driving the innovation and the reasons why it’s an attractive sector to fund.

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    8. 21-year-old Facebook prodigy Michael Sayman jumps ship to Google

      21-year-old Facebook prodigy Michael Sayman jumps ship to Google

      Google HQ, Mountain View, California. Image: Uladzik Kryhin/Shutterstock Michael Sayman was hired as an intern by Facebook at the age of just 17. Sayman, who turned 21 last week, is leaving the Facebook fold after three years at the company. At Facebook, Sayman acted as a product manager advising on products for teens and young adults and offering trend insights.

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    9. Ireland accelerates its research on the road to commercialisation

      Ireland accelerates its research on the road to commercialisation

      5 hours ago 26 Shares Image: Krivosheev Vitaly/Shutterstock In just under 15 years, Ireland’s research ecosystem has gone from being a tech transfer backwater to a world-class destination, writes John Kennedy. It would be an exaggeration to say that tech transfer didn’t exist in Ireland around the turn of the century. It would be closer to the truth to say that it was minimal compared to international norms.

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    10. Don’t believe the hype: Today’s artificial intelligence is really not that clever

      Don’t believe the hype: Today’s artificial intelligence is really not that clever

      Don’t believe the hype: Today’s artificial intelligence is really not that clever 1 hour ago 1 Share Michael Olaye, CEO of Dare. Image: Dare Are we getting a little ahead of ourselves when we start describing the wonders – and dangers – of AI? Michael Olaye, CEO at Dare, believes that we are. If you listen to most technology commentators at the moment, you’d think that the robot uprising has already started.

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      Mentions: Amazon CTO Elon Musk
    11. Just Eat CTO: ‘We are at the beginning of the disruption of food technology’

      Just Eat CTO: ‘We are at the beginning of the disruption of food technology’

      by John Kennedy 2 hours ago 4 Shares Panellists at the recent Just Eat event, from left: Iseult Ward, CEO of FoodCloud; Mikey Cannon, chief product officer of Bizimply; Fernando Fanton, chief product and technology officer of Just Eat; and John Kennedy, editor of Siliconrepublic.com. Image: Luke Maxwell At the recent Just Eat food tech innovation event at the Digital Hub, we met the companies transforming the business of food as we know it.

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    12. The five-minute CIO: Dharmesh Shah, CTO, HubSpot

      The five-minute CIO: Dharmesh Shah, CTO, HubSpot

      3 minutes ago HubSpot co-founder and CTO Dharmesh Shah. Image: HubSpot “This is the first time ever in the history of software that we have a fighting chance at creating actually intuitive software,” said HubSpot’s Dharmesh Shah on the advent of AI and natural language processing UIs. CTO Dharmesh Shah and CEO Brian Halligan founded HubSpot almost 11 years ago when they were both studying for MBAs at MIT.

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    13. Just Eat’s Amanda Roche-Kelly: ‘We are creating the world’s largest food community’

      Just Eat’s Amanda Roche-Kelly: ‘We are creating the world’s largest food community’

      2 hours ago 5 Shares Just Eat Ireland managing director Amanda Roche-Kelly. Image: Luke Maxwell From ordering food via your smartphone to takeaways via your Apple TV, Xbox or Amazon Echo, the future is appetising. The revolution in digital goes hand in hand with revolutions in food technology, said the managing director of Just Eat Ireland , Amanda Roche-Kelly.

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    14. 6 start-ups to watch that prove the West of Ireland is wide awake

      6 start-ups to watch that prove the West of Ireland is wide awake

      Image: filmkritikbiz/Shutterstock Bank of Ireland this week revealed the second cohort of start-ups joining its Startlab West. Six new start-ups selected for the Bank of Ireland Startlab West show that the West of Ireland has the right stuff for start-up success. Galway’s start-up tribes are bolstered by a strong multinational scene, vibrant third level institutions and a city renowned for its culture and history.

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    15. The five-minute CIO: Tom Austin, Gartner

      The five-minute CIO: Tom Austin, Gartner

      2 minutes ago Gartner fellow Tom Austin. Image: Gartner ‘It is too early to decide which AI platform to standardise. Instead, play the field. Get married in five years,’ recommends Tom Austin, Gartner’s AI evangelist. Tom Austin, vice-president at Gartner , has been a Gartner fellow since 1997. He drives the company’s research content incubator (the Maverick programme) and is leading a new research community on the emerging era of smart machines and AI.

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    16. Dublin AI founder: ‘It is time to upskill Dublin for the AI revolution’

      Dublin AI founder: ‘It is time to upskill Dublin for the AI revolution’

      16 seconds ago Dublin has the capacity to be a leader in the AI revolution. Image: Semmick Photo/Shutterstock The start-up community is being marshalled to tool up for the AI revolution, starting with an AI hackathon this month. The upcoming AI hackathon , which is being held on 18 and 19 February at TCD Innovation Academy in partnership with Microsoft, Atlantic Bridge and TCD, is the brainchild of Neill Gernon of machine learning start-up Atrovate.

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    17. Zuckerberg: AI is both closer than we think, but really far away

      Zuckerberg: AI is both closer than we think, but really far away

      2 minutes ago Image: John Williams RUS/Shutterstock Mark Zuckerberg has revealed his latest side-project, the AI tool Jarvis, gradually changing how the family home is run. Mark Zuckerberg is a man of many talents. He’s CEO and founder of Facebook, he’s pouring resources into cutting edge medical research, and he’s pretty focused on an AI-led future. The latter of those three things is as much a personal project as it is professional.

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    18. Fossil CTO Sonny Vu: ‘Data is the new material for fashion’

      Fossil CTO Sonny Vu: ‘Data is the new material for fashion’

      13 seconds ago Fossil president and CTO for Connected Devices, Sonny Vu. Image: RISE Data and technology are the new materials that will influence the future of fashion, said Fossil president and CTO in charge of Connected Devices, Sonny Vu. Vu became president and CTO of Fossil after the fashion design giant acquired his company Misfit for $260m last year. Misfit made a line of sleek and stylish fitness monitors called Shine and was backed by former Apple CEO John Sculley.

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      Mentions: Lisbon Apple MIT
    19. Want to work at the cutting edge of video?

      Want to work at the cutting edge of video?

      Life-changing career opportunities for you Collins offered up some more detail on the roles on offer: “Our new facility here in the Docklands is going to create a platform to attract key video researchers in all areas of video, especially mathematical logarithms, content, voice and speech, machine translation and machine learning, deep learning – the whole gamut of the video arena of research.” Huawei is hoping to attract these researchers to Ireland, to work with professors in Trinity College Dublin and the Adapt Centre to create the technologies that will drive the future of video. But the company’s sole purpose ...

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    20. Amazon Echo out now in UK, can Google and Apple keep up?

      Amazon Echo out now in UK, can Google and Apple keep up?

      by Gordon Hunt 1 hour ago 1 Share Amazon’s popular smart home device Amazon Echo has finally received a release outside the US, on sale in the UK from today (28 September) and hitting the German market this day next month. The battle for home assistance supremacy is heating up, with Amazon Echo’s head start soon to come under serious pressure from Google Home and, soon, Siri’s iOS popularity.

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      Mentions: Amazon Apple Google
    21. Google Translate converts Chinese into English using neural machines

      Google Translate converts Chinese into English using neural machines

      57 minutes ago 1 Share Google says its new neural machine technology can translate entire sentences in Chinese. Translation image: Lemontree Images/Shutterstock Advances in neural machine translation system are behind new web and mobile versions of Google Translate that can now translate Chinese into English in entire sentences.

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    22. Intel acquires machine-learning start-up Nervana Systems for $408m

      Intel acquires machine-learning start-up Nervana Systems for $408m

      by John Kennedy 20 seconds ago Intel’s Diane Bryant with Nervana’s co-founders Naveen Rao, Arjun Bansal, Amir Khosrowshaki and Intel vice president Jason Waxman In a big bet that machine learning will define the future of data centres Intel is acquiring machine-learning start-up Nervana Systems for $408m. Machine learning is the fastest growing form of artificial intelligence (AI).

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