ADAPT is a world-leading SFI Research Centre in Dublin with experts producing ground-breaking digital media innovations.

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Our Research Expertise

Artificial Intelligence

ADAPT is pushing the boundaries of human speech and gesture recognition to increase the accuracy of robotic interpretation.

Machine Translation

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.

Search & Information Retrieval

We develop smarter search and retrieval technologies that help deliver the most relevant digital content to the user.

Are Advances in AI-Powered Machine Translation Posing a Risk to Jobs or Is It all Just Hype?

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ADAPT's Inspiring Education and Public Engagement Programme

Could a Robot Replace your Partner? WorldCon 2019 to Explore where Science Fiction and Fact Collide

Trinity Long Room Hub

The Social (Media) Construction of Truth

The ADAPT Centre will host a public lecture by Dr Nolen Gertz titled 'The Social (Media) Construction of Truth".
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News

With Rapid Developments in Voice Technology, What Does it Mean for Our Privacy?

Smart devices are capable of ‘listening’ to people but recorded language data could prove a security and privacy issue.

22 Aug
Are Advances in AI-Powered Machine Translation Posing a Risk to Jobs or Is It all Just Hype?

Experts from around the world are debating topics from instant speech translation to the future of the industry at the largest ever MT Summit.

21 Aug
Could a Robot Replace your Partner? WorldCon 2019 to Explore where Science Fiction and Fact Collide

WorldCon 2019 academic track to feature experts from the ADAPT Centre who will look at the societal impact of Artificial Intelligence.

16 Aug
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ADAPT's Inspiring Education and Public Engagement Programme

Conversational User Interfaces Conference

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Our Industry Innovations

e-Health

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.1

Digital Media

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.2

FinTech

Optimise time and potential by exploring solutions and developing new business models that can transform businesses by unlocking the knowledge in unstructured digital data.3

Business & Industry Partners

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.

Industry
Research Initiative

FinTech Fusion: Empowering Innovation in Financial Services

Unlock the Potential of Collaborative FinTech Research

Research Initiative

Ethics and Privacy

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.

Case Study

Multilingual SEO

Improving global discoverability through better website keywords.

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Work with ADAPT

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.

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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.

Team

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Vincent Wade

Director

vincent.wade@adaptcentre.ie

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Professor Vincent Wade is Director of the ADAPT Centre for Digital Content Technology. His research focuses on knowledge engineering for adaptive (web) systems research and personalisation and is being successfully applied in three application areas, namely Telecommunications & Service Management, adaptive eLearning and Web applications. He was awarded Fellowship of Trinity College for his contribution to research and has published over one hundred and fifty scientific papers in international journals and conferences of repute. Vincent also holds the position as Visiting Scientist at IBM’s Centre for Advanced Studies in Ireland (2006 to date).

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Andy Way

Deputy Director

andy.way@adaptcentre.ie

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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.

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Naomi Harte

Associate Professor

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naomi.harte@adaptcentre.ie

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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.

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Declan McKibben

Head of Design and Innovation

Declan.McKibben@adaptcentre.ie

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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.

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PhD

D-REAL PhD in AI Governance

Research Assistant

Research Assistant in Text-to-Speech Synthesis

PhD

CLOSED: PhD Studentship in Next-Generation Blockchain Networks

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