We talk to Professor Barry O’Sullivan, Director of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics in UCC. He is also deputy president of the European Association for Artificial Intelligence (EurAI) and current SFI researcher of the year. Barry discusses the impact of Ai, we talk about the inevitable bias in data based Ai and how it is extremely important to “teach” Ai responsibly. We discuss UBI, Universal Basic Income, job automation and the societal challenges ahead.
“An inevitable revolution in healthcare is coming. In this revolution, the consumers are the drivers and technology is the equalizer.” – Dr. Basil Harris
Dr. Basil Harris is CEO and founder of Basil Leaf Technologies www.basilleaftech.com Basil and his team were inspired by Star Trek to create a tricorder, a portable Ai device that could tell whether you had pneumonia or diabetes or a dozen other conditions all by yourself. This is like the one waved around by Dr. McCoy on the Star Ship Enterprise. With it, people can monitor their own blood pressure, heart rate and other health vitals. Basil emphasizes how this device is to free up doctors and health practitioners, not to replace them.