International John McCarthy
AI Summer School

02 & 03 September 2021

The John McCarthy AI Summer School is a gathering of the brightest minds in AI right now. This years 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, the RDI Hub, Microsoft, Munster Technological University and the SFI ADAPT Centre for AI-Driven Digital Content Technology, along with new partners Tangent and AI Ireland.

Who is it for?

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

Why attend?

  • Over two days we will explore the most cutting edge research in AI for Wellness that is reshaping our future.
  • You will join Keynotes and roundtables with speakers from Stanford, DCU, University of Sheffield, Queen's University Belfast, TU Dublin, Trinity and U.S. Special Operations Command
  • You will meet some of the greatest Professors, Post-Docs, PhD Students and Researchers doing both core and applied research in the area of Artificial Intelligence for Wellness right now.


John Kelleher

Prof. John D. Kelleher

Academic Leader
TU Dublin

Dr. Heidi Christensen

Senior Lecturer in Computer Science
University of Sheffield

Dr Morten Goodwin

Associate Professor
University of Agder

Dr Lydia Kostopoulos

SVP Emerging Tech Insights

Dr Lara Kelly

Head of Data Analytics

Dr Alison Darcy

Founder and President

Dr Jamie McGann

Moveahead project

Dr Conor McGinn


Ms Sohini De

Founder and Director
Empeal Health

Mr Omar Salem

Co-founder and CEO
Field of Vision

Mr Tim Farrelly

Co-founder and CTO
Field of Vision
Sean McSweeney

Sean McSweeney

Head of Department of Computer Science
Munster Technological University
Haithem Afli

Haithem Afli

NLP/ML Lecturer | SFI Funded Investigator | team leader | PI at Munster Technological University
Siobhan Mac Sweeney

Siobhan MacSweeney

Head of Research
Munster Technolocigal University
Brid McElligott

Brid McElligott

Vice President for Research, Development and External Engagement at Munster Technological University
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Dr Johann Issartel

Co-founder of Moveahead game
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John O Donoghue

Dell Technologies Emerging Technologies Lead
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Jon Anthony

CEO and Founder. Adappt

Allan F. Beechinor

CEO and Co-founder, Altada

Andrew Shields

Lecturer and Principal Investigator, Munster Technological University

Dr Bruno Andrade

Senior Researcher, Munster Technological University