SFI ADAPT Centre to Have Physical Return of its Annual Future Technology Conference

23 June 2022

ADVANCE 2022 will particularly focus on the health sector with the theme of  ‘Human-centric AI for Health’ 

29th June
8.45am – 11.45am
Regent House, Trinity College Dublin

Dublin, June 23rd 2022: The SFI ADAPT Centre is set to host its annual future technology conference next week in Trinity College Dublin. The theme this year is “Human-centric AI for Health” and it will bring together some of the brightest technology researchers and innovators, key figures from the Covid-19 pandemic, and health leaders, who will discuss the potential and pitfalls for advanced technologies and artificial intelligence for the health sector.


Included in the line-up of speakers for the event are:

Professor Philip Nolan, Director General of Science Foundation Ireland and former chair of NPHET’s Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group who will deliver a keynote address titled “Data, data infrastructures and models: lessons from the pandemic for Irish Health Information”.

Dr Ronan Glynn, deputy Chief Medical Officer and played a crucial role during the pandemic, serving as Acting CMO for a period.

Mary Day, Chief Executive Officer of St James’s Hospital.

Dr Markus Hesseling, Chief Medical Information Officer at Children’s Health Ireland.

Professor Vincent Wade, Chair of Artificial Intelligence at Trinity College Dublin and CEO of the ADAPT Centre

Dr Lucy Hederman, director of the Centre for Health Informatics at Trinity and an expert in health research data integration.


ADVANCE 2022 will focus on various aspects of human centred AI along with opportunities to revolutionise the health care system.  The event highlights the appetite for collaboration between academia, industry and government in order to drive healthcare innovation.

The event is open to the public but tickets for the in-person event are limited.  Interested parties are encouraged to register for the playback which will be shared on Monday 4th July. Registration for in-person is here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/advance-2022-humancentric-ai-for-health-in-person-rsvp-tickets-329799989647

Registration for playback is here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/advance-2022-humancentric-ai-for-health-virtual-rsvp-tickets-345541222097


For media queries contact Olivia Waters, Marketing and Communications at the ADAPT Centre for Digital Content Technology. Email: olivia.waters@adaptcentre.ie Tel 087 915 3599

Speakers are available for interview upon request.


About the SFI ADAPT Centre for AI Driven Digital Content Technology

ADAPT is the world-leading SFI research centre for AI Driven Digital Content Technology hosted by Trinity College Dublin.  ADAPT’s partner institutions include Dublin City University, University College Dublin, Technological University Dublin, Maynooth University, Munster Technological University, Athlone Institute of Technology, and the National University of Ireland Galway.

ADAPT’s research vision is to pioneer new forms of proactive, scalable, and integrated AI-driven Digital Content Technology that empower individuals and society to engage in digital experiences with control, inclusion, and accountability with the long term goal of a balanced digital society by 2030. ADAPT is pioneering new Human Centric AI techniques and technologies including personalisation, natural language processing, data analytics,  intelligent machine translation, human-computer interaction, as well as setting the standards for data governance, privacy and ethics for digital content.