Vincent Wade: Human Centric AI

09 August 2022

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As AI becomes more embedded in our lives, how do we ensure that we trust it? How can we be confident that safety has been built into the systems we use every day, like Facial Recognition Technology?

Professor Vincent Wade, CEO of the SFI Adapt Centre at Trinity College Dublin, discusses his research focusing on privacy-enabling AI and empowering personalisation.

The Adapt Centre is at the forefront of designing AI solutions which are shaped by these concerns, rather than simply building for technology’s sake. The work brings together expertise from the legal, sociological and psychological fields.

Prof Wade also explains how his work on the personalisation of simulation-based learning has been proven to improve satisfaction, effectiveness and efficiency.


  • ● Privacy preserving AI; how we can do more with less data.
  • ● Building accountability, responsibility and risk management into the design of AI systems.
  • ● How personalisation can serve the user on a one-to-one basis.
  • ● How giving control to the human can have a powerful effect on engagement.
  • ● Beyond 2022: the virtual reconstruction of Ireland’s destroyed Public Record Office.



Professor Vincent Wade is CEO of the ADAPT Centre and holds the Professorial Chair of Computer Science in School of Computer Science and Statistics, Trinity College Dublin. He is also a Personal Chair in Artificial Intelligence and his research focuses on intelligent systems, AI and Personalisation.

Vincent has published over three hundred and fifty scientific papers in peer reviewed international journals and conferences. In 2018, he was awarded the Provost Innovation Award, the highest accolade the university can bestow for international research impact.

He played a pivotal role in the Beyond 2022 project; a virtual reconstruction of the Public Record Office in Ireland in which centuries of documents were destroyed during the civil war. This innovative project goes beyond a virtual reality experience that is usually only accessible through custom headsets.

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