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.

Image & Video Processing

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.

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.

ADAPT Researcher Dr Tijana Milosevic Testifies at the Oireachtas on the UN International Day Against

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ADAPT's Inspiring Education and Public Engagement Programme

3 ADAPT Researchers Received SFI Frontiers for the Future Awards totaling over €1.2M

National events

Explore the Growing Role of Artificial Intelligence in our Lives

ADAPT is running a workshop for teachers to assist students in exploring the role AI is playing in our lives.
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News

Choosing our Future Public Forum

Have your Voice Heard

10 Nov
ADAPT Researcher Dr Tijana Milosevic Testifies at the Oireachtas on the UN International Day Against

Dr Tijana Milošević was invited to share her expert knowledge at a meeting of the Joint Committee on Education, Further and Higher Education, Research

6 Nov
3 ADAPT Researchers Received SFI Frontiers for the Future Awards totaling over €1.2M

Aidan Meade, Jennifer Foster, and Rachel McDonnell were among the researchers who received €53M of the SFI Frontiers for the Future Programme funding.

2 Nov
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ADAPT's Inspiring Education and Public Engagement Programme

National Finals of AILO 2020 to be held remotely in qualifying schools

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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

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.2

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.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.

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[at]adaptcentre.ie

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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 personalisation, 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.

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Andy Way

Deputy Director

andy.way[at]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[at]adaptcentre.ie

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Naomi is Associate Professor in Digital Media Systems at Trinity, is a Co-Principal Investigator at the ADAPT Centre and was appointed Fellow of TCD in 2017. 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

Director of Commercialisation

Declan.McKibben[at]adaptcentre.ie

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Declan leads and manages ADAPT’s industry research collaboration, Design & Innovation Lab, commercialisation, marketing and communications, spin out, business development activities and reporting Delcan works closely with the ADAPT academic community and our industry partners to leverage our globally recognised research excellence and scholarship, to drive impact and innovation for our business partners.

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Research Fellow in Trust and Social Networks

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Research Fellow in in Computer Vision & Image Processing (ARAMA)

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Senior Engineer - AI / Computer Vision (ARAMA)

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