Tuesday 19 February 2019

This week, INFANT Director and Associate Investigators presented at ‘The Future of Machine Learning’ Conference at the Maryborough Hotel, Cork.

The event organised by MIDAS, in conjunction with Qualcomm and UCC brought together experts in the field of artificial intelligence and machine learning to encourage collaboration and innovation that leverages machine learning in Ireland. The day included discussions on why machine learning is important to Ireland and how Ireland’s machine learning research and development is establishing and pushing the research vision.

Prof Geraldine Boylan presented ‘Big ideas for little brains – using AI to help identify brain injury in newborn infants. Using artificial intelligence, INFANT has developed the world’s first AI algorithm that can detect seizures in newborns and the centre is continuously looking at ways to integrate AI into its healthcare research.

INFANT has a large portfolio of projects for AI in healthcare research and last year won the AI Ireland National Award for ‘Best Appilication of AI in an Acaedemic Research Body’.

Speaking after the event Prof Boylan said, “I was delighted to present at this high calibre event and for the opportunity to network with colleagues in academia, industry and Government. We are really at the start of a revolution in the use of AI for health care that will shape the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of the future. Partnering with AI and machine learning experts throughout Ireland will allow INFANT to further develop innovative technologies in healthcare and to make it a reality for all”.

INFANT and UCC was well represented on the day with INFANT Associate Investigators Dr Andriy Temko and Dr Emanuel Popovici also presenting at the event.