Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival 2020

As part of the Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival 2020, CONFIRM hosted a panel discussion centred around the societal impact of technological advancement.

The conversation was extremely interesting and touch on topics such as the definition of an “intelligent” machine, fake news & conspiracy theory as well as the how smart technologies can be of benefit to humanity.

The panel was made up of CONFIRM researchers as various stages of their careers and with a broad mix of research focuses leading to an extremely lively and interesting discussion;

  • Prof. Tiziana Margaria (University of Limerick) – Head of Department of Computer Science & Information Systems
  • Dr. Martin Hayes (University of Limerick) – Head of Department of Electronic & Computer Engineering
  • Dr. Begüm Genç (University College Cork) – Women in AI Ireland (Cork Lead), Post-Doctoral Researcher, CONFIRM Centre
  • Dr. Paul Beecher (University of Limerick) – Senior Research Fellow, CONFIRM Centre

A recording of the session is available below along with a selection of panel responses to audience questions raised during the event!




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