The International John McCarthy AI Summer School, 2021.

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2nd and 3rd of September, 2021


The John McCarthy AI Summer School is a gathering of the brightest minds in Artificial Intelligence right now. This year’s summer school will deep dive into the area of AI for Wellness with both core and applied research tracks.

The AI Summer School will include keynotes, plenary lectures, and roundtable discussions along with networking and research colloquium.

The 2nd Annual John McCarthy AI Summer School will be held online, hosted from Killorglin, Co Kerry, Ireland on the 2nd & 3rd September by founding partners, RDI Hub, MicrosoftMunster Technological University and the SFI ADAPT Centre for AI-Driven Digital Content Technology, along with new partners Tangent and AI Ireland.

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Who is it for?

The John McCarthy AI Summer School is suitable for Professors, Post-Doc’s, PhD Students and Researchers in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Robotics and Computer Scientists who have interests in statistics and machine learning.

Why attend?

What to Expect

Two half days of plenary lectures and Q&A, roundtable discussions along with networking and research colloquium on selected topics presented by leading experts in the field of Artificial Intelligence for Wellness. We are delighted to announce a fantastic line up of speakers.

Core Research:

Prof. John D. Kelleher | Technological University Dublin :
“Using AI to develop clinical decision support systems for stroke treatment”

Dr. Heidi Christensen | University Sheffield :
“How speech signal technology could be used to advance healthcare”

Dr. Morten Goodwin | University of Agder
“The obvious secret to making AI for wellness”

Dr. Lydia Kostopoulos | USSOCOM Florida :
“The Emerging Artificial Intelligence Wellness Landscape: Opportunities and Areas of Ethical Debate”

Applied research:

Dr. Alison Darcy | Stanford University and Founder of Woebothealth

Dr. Jamie McGann | DCU and Founder of Moveahead project

Dr. Conor McGinn | TCD and Founder of Akara

Dr. Sean McSweeney | Head of Department of Computer Science, MTU

Dr. Haithem Afli | NLP/ML Lecturer , SFI Funded Investigator and PI at MTU

Dr. Siobhan MacSweeney| Head of Research, MTU

Brid McElligott| Vice President for Research, Development and External Engagement at MTU

Dr. Lara Kelly| Health Beacon

Sohini De | Founder of Empeal

Omar Salem & Tim Farrelly |Founder at Field Of Vision

Building on the success of last year’s John McCarthy AI Summer School which focused on the area of AI for Sustainable Societies, the 2021 Summer School promises to be a key calendar event for the brightest minds in AI right now.

In 2020 The John McCarthy Summer School attracted over 350 attendees and presented speakers from Université Laval, Trinity College, CIT, ITT and TUD Dublin and Microsoft showcasing the latest advances in the field of Artificial Intelligence for Sustainable Societies across Education, Agriculture and Smart Cities.