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Can smart toys make smart kids?

Can smart toys make smart kids?

added Monday, December 10 2018

Dave Anderson, director of technology at Liberty IT, has taken some time off his day job to discuss the topic of Smart Toys. Dave takes a...

Smart toys
“This is me”

“This is me”

added Tuesday, December 4 2018

Contributed by Kevin Gannon, Solutions Architect at PwC When I was approached to write this column on digital identity, I was initially drawn toward...

Digital ID
Is your wallet bulging for the wrong reason?

Is your wallet bulging for the wrong reason?

added Monday, November 26 2018

If your wallet is losing the Battle of the Bulge, it’s likely not from cash. Loyalty card schemes are so prevalent that most of us carry around a...

Digital ID
Voice-driven apps like Alexa can be augmented by this lip-reading tech

Voice-driven apps like Alexa can be augmented by this lip-reading tech

added Tuesday, November 20 2018

Voice applications are all the rage right now, with Alexa, Siri, Cortana and Google Assistant seeing an upsurge of new users. “Meanwhile,...

Digital ID
Digital Identity – Inclusive or invasive? #4IRC event recap

Digital Identity – Inclusive or invasive? #4IRC event recap

added Tuesday, November 13 2018

Personal Identity is an essential part of what makes us human. It is part of our core being, something we should protect wholeheartedly – especially...

Digital ID
Avoiding the post-quantum apocalypse

Avoiding the post-quantum apocalypse

added Tuesday, November 6 2018

I’m surprised a doomsday Hollywood blockbuster hasn’t been made about this yet. Imagine a world where everyone’s private information –...

Digital ID
Make your social life pay off

Make your social life pay off

added Tuesday, October 30 2018

Padraic Sheerin is the co-founder of Squad, a fintech startup using AI to help under-30s to manage their money. Before Squad, Padraic spent 10...

Deep Learning
AI research gets a grip on diabetes

AI research gets a grip on diabetes

added Wednesday, October 24 2018

Angelina Villikudathil is a researcher at Ulster University, currently using AI techniques to stratify patients with Type 2 Diabetes. Her data-driven...

Deep Learning
What are the ethical implications of deep learning? - 4IRC event recap

What are the ethical implications of deep learning? - 4IRC event recap

added Tuesday, October 23 2018

On October 16th a 4IRC meetup on Deep Learning was held to discuss the ethical implications of AI. Getting together in the new Catalyst...

Deep Learning
Deep learning author warns of an 'AI winter'

Deep learning author warns of an 'AI winter'

added Thursday, October 18 2018

Limavady-based Jason Bell is the author of Machine Learning: Hands On, a book aimed “squarely at software developers.” Jason says, “There are...

Deep Learning
Using AI to print models of your body parts

Using AI to print models of your body parts

added Thursday, October 11 2018

Well-known Belfast startup Axial3D produces 3D prints of your body parts. This isn’t to satisfy the narcissistic social media types – it...

Deep Learning
New microbubble technology found to kill pancreatic tumour cells

New microbubble technology found to kill pancreatic tumour cells

added Wednesday, October 3 2018

No cancer is a ‘good’ cancer. But some are worse than others. Pancreatic cancer tends to be asymptomatic until the tumour is large and...

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