ADAPT Centre Welcomes Senator Lynn Ruane

10 June 2022

ADAPT was pleased to welcome Senator Lynn Ruane to Trinity College Dublin recently for a conversation on how we can ensure that the Age of AI is inclusive and fair.

ADAPT Director Professor Vincent Wade introduced Senator Ruane to several key ADAPT people involved in public engagement and standards and policy development around Artificial Intelligence (AI). Senator Ruane is an Independent Senator for Trinity College Dublin serving in Seanad Éireann since 2016 and is a member of the Seanad’s Civil Engagement Group.

Among those who attended the meeting were ADAPT’s Deputy Director Professor Dave Lewis, ADAPT’s Head of Education and Public Engagement Laura Grehan, and TCD Health Informatics Lecturer Professor Gaye Stephens. 

During the meeting the group discussed the increasing impact of Artificial Intelligence on society, the potential of AI to deliver enhanced public administration and public services provision, and how policymakers can be kept abreast of latest research and innovation in the AI field. The group also discussed the ethical use of AI and the importance of offering educational opportunities in the fields of Computer Science, Technology and AI to traditionally disadvantaged and under-resourced communities as well as how communities across Ireland can join a national conversation on the role of AI in Irish society.

ADAPT looks forward to advancing these issues with Senator Ruane.

Photo (L-R): Ms. Laura Grehan, Prof. Vincent Wade, Senator Lynn Ruane, Prof. Gaye Stephens, and Prof. Dave Lewis