The case study of AI and Insight SFI Research Centre

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Ireland’s partnership approach to research and industry: The case study of AI and Insight SFI Research Centre

Dear IJCC Members and Friends,

The Ireland Japan Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce the seminar ‘The Case Study of AI and Insight SFI Research Centre’ on 2 November 2018.

Ireland has generated the highest number of research fellows per capita in the European Association for Artificial Intelligence (EurAI) which promotes research, study and application of AI. Ireland’s technology research infrastructure has helped attract AI, Big Data, Deep Leaning-based companies, start-ups and world leading researchers from around the world as well as the research centres of global companies, working on various projects in Smart Cities, Security, Connected Health, Social Media Research etc. Industry collaboration is seen as a vital element to this, with companies such as Fujitsu, SAP, Cisco etc. all contributing to the thriving ecosystem.

The AI infrastructure is centred around the development of talent, effective government support for research, and large-scale collaboration between research and industry partners, such as at the Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics.

This seminar, hosted by the Ambassador of Ireland to Japan, features leading Irish officials and researchers from Ireland’s dynamic education and research ecosystem. The speakers will set out Ireland’s approach to increasing the numbers of STEM graduates, Ireland’s investment in research, and we will be providing Case Studies about the collaborative approach between research and industry in advancing society and economic development, with a particular focus on Big Data and Artificial Intelligence in Ireland.

Date: Friday, 2 November 2018

Time: 16:30-18:00 (Registration starts 16:00)

*The Seminar will be followed by a Networking Reception 18:00-19:30

Venue: Embassy of Ireland Residence


Alan Wall, Assistant Secretary General, Department of Education and Skills. The Department of Education and Skills is a department of the Irish state with responsibility for education and training, and Assistant Secretary General Wall will speak about Ireland’s plan to make Ireland a leader in STEM education.

Prof. Mark Ferguson, Director General, Science Foundation Ireland. Prof. Ferguson will speak about SFI research activity, and how the world-class SFI Research Centres link scientists and engineers in partnerships across academia and industry to address crucial research questions.

Prof. Barry O’ Sullivan, Founding Director, Insight Centre; President of the European Association for Artificial Intelligence (EurAI). Prof. O’Sullivan will speak about his work and introduce Insight, the SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics, which is one of Europe’s largest data analytics research organizations, with 400+ researchers, more than 80 industry partners and over €100 million of funding. The size of the center allows for collaboration on a large scale, which enables the organization to compete for funding and opportunities at a much higher level. Key areas of research include: Machine Learning and Statistics; Media Analytics; Optimization and Decision Analysis; Personal Sensing, Recommender Systems.

Language: English with simultaneous interpretation into Japanese


This event is free of charge, but advance registration is required.



~ 人工知能(AI)とアイルランド科学基金(SFI)インサイト・センターの事例から ~



日時: 2018年11月2日(金)



会場: 駐日アイルランド大使館 大使公邸



アラン・ウォール アイルランド教育・技能省 審議官


マーク・ファーガソン アイルランド科学基金(SFI)理事長



バリー・オサリヴァン インサイト・センター 創設ディレクター/欧州人工知能協会(EurAI)会長



言語: 英語(日本語の同時通訳付き)




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Event Details

  • Nov 2nd 2018
    Register by Oct 31st 2018
  • 16:30 ~ 18:00
  • Irish Ambassador's Residence
  • Free