ADVANCE 2024: Generative AI: From Research to Impact Across Domains

ADVANCE 2024: Generative AI: From Research to Impact Across Domains. 19th of June, TCD.

The ADAPT Centre is excited to host its fourth annual ADVANCE event on June 19th at Trinity College Dublin. This event brings together world-renowned academics and industry experts in artificial intelligence (AI) to share insights, the latest research findings, and forward-looking discussions on the future of AI.

Aimed at business leaders, policy-makers, investors, and researchers, this year’s event will focus on the groundbreaking advancements in generative AI and large language models (LLMs).. Attendees will explore how to transition these innovations from theory to impact within their organisations. Leading AI specialists will delve into the integration of these systems and models, addressing necessary considerations for regulation and governance. They will also assess their broad impact, potential industry applications, and the development of ethical guidelines to ensure their trustworthy use.



8:30 AM – 9:15 AM: Registration, networking, breakfast

9:15 AM – 9:17 AM Welcome and Introduction 

9:17 AM – 9:20 AM Ciarán Seoighe, Acting Director General, SFI

9:20 AM – 9:25 AM Opening address, Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation, and Science, Patrick O’Donovan

9:25 AM – 9:45 AM Generative AI: Breaking New Ground and Shaping Digital Futures”, Prof John D. Kelleher, Director of ADAPT

9:45 AM – 10:15 AM “The Geopolitics of AI”. Keynote Address by Mr Dragoş Tudorache MEP.

10:15 AM – 10:20 AM Q&A

10:20 AM – 11:05 AM: Balancing Innovation and Integrity: Navigating the EU AI Act for Compliance and Fundamental Rights Protection”. Panel Discussion featuring Emma Redmond, Head of Privacy and Data Protection at OpenAI; Managing Director of Accenture Labs in Ireland; Professor Dave Lewis, ADAPT at Trinity College Dublin; and Mr Dragos Tudorache MEP.

11:05 AM – 11:35 AM: Coffee Break, Networking and Innovation Showcase

11.35am – 12.05pm Operationalising Generative AI with Professor Anya Belz

12:05 PM – 12:15 PM Q&A

12:15 PM – 12:45 PM From Research to Reality.  Edmond O’Connor will explore three ADAPT case studies with Professor Donal Sexton; Dr Filip Klubička; and Dr Lynn Kilgallon.

12:45 PM – 1:00 PM Building Bridges Between Research and Industry

1:00 PM: Closing Remarks

1:05 PM: Lunch and networking

Join us for this engaging half-day conference and don’t miss the chance to engage directly with pioneers who are reshaping the landscape of AI and delivering tangible impacts on organisations worldwide.