Global interconnectedness has resulted in a need for dynamic transformation of digital content to break down language and cultural barriers. Our expertise covers all MT system types.
ADAPT is pushing the boundaries of human speech and gesture recognition to increase the accuracy of robotic interpretation.
Our research aims to revolutionise the ease with which people can engage with digital content and conversation via breakthroughs in multimodal and adaptive multimedia technology.
ADAPT's Inspiring Education and Public Engagement Programme
Optimise time and potential by exploring solutions and developing new business models that can transform businesses by unlocking the knowledge in unstructured digital data.1
Create opportunities for innovation, growth and better healthcare by connected health systems and the data to help health professionals and citizens receive better information on medical conditions and treatments.2
Digital media or content that is stored in digital formats, is enabling unprecedented communication across distances, languages and devices, and creating business value for partners.3
ADAPT is supported by the Irish government through a Science Foundation Ireland investment of €24 million. This funding is leveraged with an additional €26 million from industry partners.
Unlock the Potential of Collaborative FinTech Research
Ethical and privacy issues need to be to the forefront during technology development and ADAPT helps industry and individuals understand, manage and control overwhelming amounts of content.
Improving global discoverability through better website keywords.
ADAPT has significant commercial expertise having engaged with more than 140 companies in Ireland and beyond, ranging from indigenous start-ups to multinational enterprises. With a dedicated business and commercial development team, ADAPT has a strong focus on understanding and addressing technology and business challenges in order to deliver solutions tailored for industry collaborators.
Responding to industry needs, ADAPT has developed an extensive range of commercialisation-ready technologies. These cutting edge innovations have been developed based on industry needs.
Professor Vincent Wade is Director of the ADAPT Centre for Digital Media Technology and holds the Professorial Chair of Computer Science (Est. 1990) in School of Computer Science and Statistics, Trinity College Dublin as well as a personal Chair in Artificial Intelligence. His research focuses on intelligent systems, AI and Personalisation. He was awarded Fellowship of Trinity College for his contribution to research and has published over three hundred and fifty scientific papers in peer reviewed international journals and conferences. In 2018 he was awarded Provost Innovation Award, the highest accolade the university can bestow for international research impact. As Director of ADAPT, Vincent heads a world leading research Centre in digital media technology (text, video, speech, image, VR/AR) and AI. ADAPT pioneers research in media analytics, advanced machine learning, machine translation, media personalization, speech & multimodal interaction and ethics & privacy in media. Vincent is the co-founder of a successful TCD spin-out company called EmpowerTheUser which specializes in video based simulation technology and immersive learning analytics. Other awards won by Professor Wade include the European Language Label Award for innovation in Language Learning Technology (2010). He also holds multiple patents and invention disclosures in the area or personalisation and digital content technologies.
Professor Andy Way’s research interests include all areas of machine translation, which he has applied to a career that has spanned academia and industry. As head of the Transforming Global Content theme, Professor Way focuses on achieving translation of controlled quality, handling different levels of noise across multiple language pairs and domains and optimally leveraging human quality interactions for effective and authentic communication across language and cultural barriers.
Naomi is Associate Professor in Digital Media Systems at Trinity and her specialist area is Human Speech Communication. She has worked in high-tech start-ups in the field of Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Systems Development, including her own company founder in 2002. She leads the Interacting with Global Content research platform that aims to support the adaptation of conversational content to the user's cognitive state to maintain an engaging multimodal dialogue regardless of the physical context.
Declan McKibben heads up the Design & Innovation (DLAB) team in ADAPT. DLAB enables our industry partners to leverage novel science into service and product innovation by connecting partner needs with ADAPT research and know how. Declan leads a team of project managers, research engineers, design and architecture experts to plan and execute targeted projects with ADAPT’s industry partners. In collaboration with the Associate Director for Commercialisation, Declan provides leadership for the strategic development, implementation and continuous review of the ADAPT Spoke Research Programme. With over 20 years ICT and leadership experience across a range of industries, Declan holds an MBA from UCD, BA (Economics) from Trinity College Dublin, is accredited in Project Management, information security and Scrum, and as an IT Professional by CITP.