ADAPT Research Shortlisted for AI Awards 2022

12 October 2022

This week, AI Ireland, a non-profit community devoted to promoting AI in Ireland, announced its finalists for their upcoming AI Awards. ADAPT is pleased to share that our researchers have been shortlisted across three categories this year:

Best Use of Responsible AI & Ethics

The PROTECT Network on AI Data Governance at ADAPT, Trinity College Dublin, has been shortlisted for the Best Use of Responsible AI & Ethics Award. This project investigates methods to protect the rights and interests of individuals impacted by the continuous large-scale analysis of personal data, while still enabling the economy and society to benefit from rapid innovation.

Best Application of AI to achieve Social Good

N-Light, a project led by Dr. Susan McKeever and Dr. Christina Thorpe from TU Dublin, have been shortlisted for the Best Application of AI to achieve Social Good Award. This project is focussed on developing an AI-driven platform that identifies patterns applying patterns of child sexual abuse and grooming behaviours from child victim reports.

Beyond 2022, a project led by Professor Peter Crooks, has re-imagined and re-created, through virtual reality, the Public Record Office of Ireland building and its archival collections, which were destroyed during the Irish Civil War. One of the primary outcomes of the project is the Virtual Treasury, a fully immersive, three-dimensional virtual reality model of the digitally reconstructed Public Record Office of Ireland.

Best Application of AI in an Academic Research Body

ADAPT spinout startup UniCOOK has been shortlisted for the Best Application of AI in an Academic Research Body Award. UniCook is an AI engine that uses machine learning to analyse digital recipes, automatically building a storyboard designed to be inclusive for all. It also automates the linking of ingredient terms to products in a retailer’s database, resulting in greater sales.

This is an incredible achievement from our members and showcases ADAPT’s dedication to delivering excellent science, developing novel solutions across all sectors, and enhancing Ireland’s international reputation. The award ceremony will take place on the 23rd November 2022 in the Gibson Hotel, Dublin. 

AI Ireland is a national, collaborative effort that will highlight and celebrate Ireland’s advances in AI and machine learning, as well as create spaces for discussion on how the future of AI can impact and augment Ireland’s society. Through the use of AI Awards, AI Ireland aims to increase public awareness of artificial intelligence (AI) and bring academia and industry together to showcase the excellent work done on the island of Ireland.