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John McCarthy AI Summer School

7th & 8th September 2023

AI for Sustainability 

International John McCarthy AI Summer School

AI for Sustainability

7th and 8th September 2023

The event – who should attend?

We are delighted to announce that the following partners – RDI hub, Microsoft, Munster Technological University, The SFI ADAPT Centre for AI Driven Digital Content Technology, Tangent (Trinity’s Ideas Workspace) AI Ireland and IT@Cork Skillsnet will jointly host a blended AI Summer School on the 7th and 8th of September 2023.

This 2 day event will include plenary lectures and roundtable discussions, on selected topics presented by leading experts in the field of Artificial Intelligence for Sustainability.

The school is aimed at Professors, Post Docs, PhD students, researchers and graduate students in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing and computer scientists who have an interest in statistics and Machine Learning.

The connection to the RDI hub

The RDI hub building is dedicated to John McCarthy as a tribute to the Stanford University computer scientist. McCarthy was one of the founders of the discipline of artificial intelligence and his father was born in Cromane, near Killorglin in Co Kerry. In the late 1950s McCarthy invented LISP which became the programming language of choice for AI applications.

AI is going to have a truly transformative effect on our lives in the coming years, Already it is a discipline which has risen to prominence in terms of the personalisation of content we interact with on a daily basis online but there is so much more AI can help us achieve in the Sustainability space and we are looking forward to discussing its diversity with our speaker panel.

Our aim is that the John McCarthy AI Summer School will become a calendar moment for the development of AI and the sharing of knowledge.

A stellar lineup includes Colleen Josephson, Assistant Professor at the University of California, Caroline Lair, Founder of The Good AI, Patricia Scanlon, Ireland’s AI Ambassador, Professor Vinny Cahill of Trinity College Dublin, Marguerite Nyhan of University College Cork and Professor Joseph Walsh of Munster Technological University.

See the full lineup and book your slot today

You can look forward to...

2 days of plenary lectures on selected topics presented by leading experts in the field

Networking opportunities with leaders from academia and public institution

Panel discussions and Q&A

Find RDI Hub

RDI Hub is just 15 minutes from Kerry Airport, 3 minutes from the bustling town of Killorglin, and 15 minutes from Killarney. You’ll find RDI Hub at the entrance to the charming town of Killorglin, on Killarney Road, V93 KP68.

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