For businesses, one consequence of the COVID-19 crisis has been a rapid switch to the use of digital technologies. Digitalizing an organisation can provide a competitive advantage by doing things better, faster, and cheaper and businesses and economies have been discussing for years how to capture the full opportunities that digital technologies can offer.
In this framework, the Cork Smart Gateway webinar would like to introduce the theme of Artificial Intelligence adoption in businesses. The term “Artificial Intelligence” refers to a specific field of computer science that focuses on creating systems capable of gathering data and making decisions and/or solving problems. Thanks to AI, we have seen predictions going from guesswork to a science and AI and machine learning’s ability to analyse massive data sets have given businesses and projects the capacity to predict behaviours, weigh variables, judge potential outcomes, and to also discover, classify and protect unstructured data.
The Cork Smart Gateway webinar aims to present an overview of recent innovation in Artificial Intelligence, their technical developments and impact on the economy, society and public services. The webinar will also showcase the use of AI by two companies that have contributed to the local economy and development of a project in collaboration with Cork County Council. The webinar will feature industry and academic speakers from two Irish start-ups and the Insight Centre at University College Cork and the Nimbus Research Centre.