ADAPT programme engages the public at European Researchers Night

07 October 2022
People discussing Artificial Intelligence

ADAPT curated an exciting programme of events for START: European Researchers’ Night held at Trinity College Dublin on 30 September 2022.

European Researchers’ Night takes place on the last Friday in September each year. The event brings research alive through activities which combine education with entertainment, such as exhibitions, hands-on experiments, science shows, games, competitions, quizzes and more.

Highlights from ADAPT’s programme of events at START: Start Talking About Research Today which saw Trinity College Dublin come alive with activities for all ages and all interests:

  • At the AI Dilemma Café ADAPT researchers exchanged coffee for chats about people’s interactions with AI and encouraging them to think about the technology they interact with on a day-to-day basis and how it shapes our lives and our interactions with others.
  • A #DiscussAI Think-In on the rising use of public surveillance with Artificial Intelligence

    The Think-In took a deep dive into facial recognition, and the potential impact increased use of “real-time” tracking using facial recognition and CCTV might have on society. The Think-In ran simultaneously in Malta with our partners: the University of Malta and Science in the City

  • AILO Linguistics workshops for secondary school students at Old Bawn Community School in Tallaght.

    Sign up to host or attend a free STEAM linguistic problem-solving workshop in your school. Open all to all secondary schools on the island.

  • Radically Public: a panel discussion on Citizen Science

    Aisling Murray was be joined by Celine Fox from the Neureka project (TCD), Marcus Collier from the NovelEco Citizen Science project (TCD), and Adam Stoneman from the SPICE Citizen Curation project at IMMA.

  • Finally, over 700 people interacted with the Dr Data will see you now interactive game which was in the demo tent with ADAPT PhD researchers Albert Navarro and Alex Randles.
  • Images from the Night