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# Artificial Intelligence

Last month
August 2023
Debunked: Irish users among those fooled by AI image of Pope in front of huge crowds
Headlines were made by a previous fake Francis photo, AI-generated by a man on magic mushrooms who wanted “to see the Pope in a funny jacket”.
Hozier 'absolutely' prepared for Hollywood-style strike over AI threat to the music industry
The singer said he would ‘absolutely’ join in solidarity if there was a music strike similar to the Hollywood action.
First of its kind AI-supported mammography screening trial detects 20% more cancers
The report’s lead author said the results were ‘promising’ and could inform ways to ‘address the pronounced radiologist shortage in many countries’.
This year
Mother of murdered two-year-old James Bulger condemns “sick” AI-generated clips of son on TikTok
Denise Fergus condemned the animations as “disgusting” in an interview with The Mirror.
'This is a not a thinking machine': Ireland's experts react to AI industry doomsday warnings
Proclamations coming from the industry in recent months would have people believe the robot revolution is just around the corner.
Analysis: Generative AI won’t replace human creativity, but it will change it
DCU’s Vlad Glaveanu and Constance de Saint Laurent look at the fears around AI and ask if it really will threaten human creativity.
Column: 'Innovation should be encouraged, but not to just benefit oligarchic trillionaires'
One of the strange things about our collective reaction to AI is that it is so overwhelmingly framed in the negative, writes economist Ciarán Casey as he looks to the bright side.
Opinion: When it comes to news trust, AI presents both opportunities and risks
Dr Kirsty Park reacts to this year’s global Digital News Report and looks at the impacts of AI on journalism as a whole.
British PM Rishi Sunak announces UK will host first global AI summit ahead of talks with Biden
Sunak will raise the issue of artificial intelligence regulation with Joe Biden when they meet in the White House tomorrow.
AI poses 'extinction' risk to humanity if it grows too advanced, experts say
A statement signed by dozens of specialists said tackling the risks from AI should be ‘a global priority’ as important as preventing ‘pandemics and nuclear war’.
Opinion: Is it time for us to talk about creating AI-free spaces?
Law professor Antonio Pele looks at the rise of AI and asks if we’re doing enough to protect ourselves along the way.
CEO of ChatGPT founder tells US senators that AI regulation is 'critical' to prevent risks
Sam Altman warns that AI could have nefarious effects on society.
Regulating Artificial Intelligence: 'AI Act' passes it's first key vote in EU
The act will implement new transparency obligations which AI developers must meet to tackle issues around copyright infringement.
'Extreme' recent advancement of Artificial Intelligence raises concerns for copyright holders
A report by
Jane Moore
A UCD assistant professor told The Journal that a conversation about how we use AI is needed.
Editor of German magazine fired after using AI to generate fake Michael Schumacher quotes
Schumacher’s family said they were planning legal action.
Editor of German magazine fired after using AI to generate fake Michael Schumacher quotes
Schumacher’s family said they were planning legal action.
Poll: Are you worried about the growth of AI technology?
Italy this week became the first Western country to temporarily block ChatGPT over data privacy concerns.
Italy blocks ChatGPT over its mass collection of personal data to 'train' algorithms
The country’s Data Protection Authority said US firm OpenAI has no legal basis to justify this use of personal data.
Opinion: As educators, we must step up our game in the face of ChatGPT
Three University of Galway academics explore how Artificial Intelligence is sweeping academia and ask what should be done.
With the rise of ChatGPT, how are universities planning on assessing students this year?
The software can produce essays on almost any topic in seconds, causing worry among colleges about academic integrity.
International Women's Day: Does AI have a woman problem?
Fair representation in datasets a little-known battle front in the fight for equality, writes Sarah Jane Delany.
Students urged to steer clear of ChatGPT essays as bot reopens debate on college assessment
A report by
Emer Moreau
The copy-writing software has taken social media by storm, and left some educators concerned about the future of assessment.
Last year
Opinion: When it comes to AI we need to proceed with caution and build trust
Data Scientist Dr Oisín Boydell looks at the emerging trends in Artificial Intelligence and how they impact humans and society. 
Opinion: Artificial intelligence can no longer be ignored - we need policies to deal with it
Fianna Fáil senator Malcolm Byrne says AI tech is advancing at pace and politics must move to meet it.
All time
Tesla is building a humanoid robot based on self-driving technology
Elon Musk revealed the news at Tesla’s ‘AI Day’ conference.
Scientists trial AI-system which could diagnose dementia in one scan
Earlier intervention could help slow the disease’s progression and ensure patients have more information on their situation.
Artificial intelligence set to assist breast screening in Ireland
The cutting-edge technology has been made available to Irish hospitals.
EU unveils 'landmark' rules on Artificial Intelligence to curb 'high-risk' technologies
“Generalised surveillance” would be off-limits, as well as any tech “used to manipulate the behaviour, opinions or decisions” of citizens.
Oxford researchers say new artificial intelligence test could identify coronavirus within one hour
Researchers said the tool accurately predicted a patient’s Covid-19 status in more than 90% of cases.
Cutting through the AI noise: Meet the Italian duo at the forefront of emerging tech with LogoGrab
Dublin-based Luca Boschin and Alessandro Prest began working on AI before it was ‘sexy’.
An Irish robot called Stevie made the cover of Time magazine
The robot was built and designed in Trinity College Dublin.
Facebook to buy tech start-up working on mind control technology
It’s the latest in a series of announcements from Facebook about virtual and augmented reality technology.
Poll: Are you worried a robot could take your job?
Two out of five Irish jobs are likely to be “substantially impacted” by automation, according to new research.
Poll: Are you worried a robot could take your job?
The Taoiseach has said “almost anyone in employment at all levels” could be affected.
Varadkar warns that robots and artificial intelligence pose risk to people's jobs
The Taoiseach has said many professions could be affected, meaning people will need to upskill and retrain.
US tech firm announces 200 new AI technology jobs in Galway
The new hires will focus on advancing the company’s use of artificial intelligence and machine learning.
'It's a when and not an if situation': Sligo researchers studying how to integrate our future robotic colleagues
Robotic colleagues of the future? Think Wall-E or Johnny 5 and not C3PO and Terminator.
Viral video showing scarily realistic human-looking robot debunked as fake
The video clocked up millions of views as Twitter users feared that artificial intelligence had gone too far.
Ireland wants a future where AI makes medical decisions and delivers jail sentences
The University of Limerick is to teach a Masters in Artificial Intelligence.
Elon Musk backs call for killer robots to be banned
“We do not have long to act. Once this Pandora’s box is opened, it will be hard to close.”