Dublin Tech Summit ADAPT Panel Discussion


AI is out of the lab and into the business mainstream.  Machine intelligence touches nearly every personal interaction and transaction we have and those interactions are becoming increasingly multimodal with voice controls, digital agents, avatars, AR/VR experiences and robots becoming more commonplace.

The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the integration of digital content technologies for many businesses and this panel will provide an insight into the future direction of these emerging technologies; how research institutions can add value for organisations looking to integrate AI technologies; and real-life examples of how companies are using advances in AI to drive revenue.


Professor Owen Conlan

Owen Conlan is Professor in Trinity’s School of Computer Science and Statistics. As an internationally recognised researcher and thought leader in the field of Personalised Visualisation, he has authored 180+ peer-reviewed and high impact publications. His most significant research contributions are the multi-model, metadata driven approach to personalisation, the non-invasive approach to personalisation, and the automated construction of personalised visualisations.

Dr Niall Murray

Niall is a Lecturer in based in the Dept. Electronics and Informatics, School of Engineering, in the Athlone Institute of Technology. He is founder (in 2014) and principal investigator (PI) in the truly Immersive and Interactive Multimedia Experiences (tIIMEx) research group in AIT. He is also an associate PI on the Enterprise Ireland funded Technology Gateway COMAND in the Software Research Institute (SRI) in AIT and a Funded Investigator at Confirm Centre for Smart Manufacturing.

Dr Amelia Kelly

Amelia Kelly is currently Director of Speech Technology at Soapbox Labs. She is an artificial intelligence engineer and manager, experienced in speech recognition and synthesis, natural language processing, entity and intent extraction, language modelling, acoustic modelling, conversation modelling, deep neural networks, and many other areas related to data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.  Amelia has 12 years academic and industry experience working on research projects and client solutions in start-up companies and large corporations.


Declan McKibben

Declan leads and manages ADAPT’s industry research collaboration, innovation, commercialisation and business development activities. Our mission is to advance pioneering multidisciplinary research in AI driven digital content technology in collaboration with industry; co-creating groundbreaking capabilities that drive economic and societal impact.