Data Science Ireland Meetup April 2019

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Dublin Chamber of Commerce

7 Clare St · Dublin 2

How to find us

Located just off Nassau Street before Merrion Sq. A short walk from Grafton Street and Trinity College Dublin.

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The 13th Data Science Ireland meetup takes place on Wednesday 3 April from 6-8pm at the Dublin Chamber of Commerce, 7 Clare Street, Dublin 2.

This is the best opportunity to meet & network with like-minded individuals in the Data Science and AI community in Ireland, as well as learn from more great speakers on all things AI and Data Science.


1. Giovanni Tummarello, Founder & Chief Product Officer at Siren

Title: Supercharging Elasticsearch for "Investigative Intelligence"

Elasticsearch provides a great starting point for investigators but important features are missing which can now be added as plugins to provide high-performance across index joins, data source virtualization, graph APIs and more. Giovanni will speak about this theory and will show demonstrations of what kind of investigations can be done thanks to these new capabilities.

2. Prof. Alan F. Smeaton, Chair at SIG Multimedia & Founding Director at Insight Centre for Data Analytics DCU.

Title: Bias in Training Data, One of the AI Threats

Training data, along with machine learning algorithms and hardware/software platforms make up the essentials, but only very recently have we seen interest in critically examining the training data used in ML applications. Alan will highlight some of this recent work and applications of computer vision to illustrate how training data bias influences applications built on machine learning.

3. Conor McGinn, Assistant Professor at Trinity College Robotics and Innovation Lab

Title: "Bringing Robots to Retirement Community: The Journey so far"

Conor will speak about recent developments from the Robotics and Innovation Lab in developing robots that can provide assistance to older adults and care staff in retirement communities. Conor will also discuss a recent US pilot of the robot and report some preliminary findings and insights gained. The talk will prompt some open questions about testing embodied AI systems 'in the wild', especially in the areas of ethics and data collection, where there is no clear best practise"


Registration will close at 5pm on the day of the meetup.

If you can no longer make it to the meetup, please RSVP “No” so someone else can join.

If you are interested in speaking at a future meetup, please email [masked].