Justin Lane is an Oxford University-trained artificial intelligence (AI) expert and entrepreneur with no patience for fluffy theories. That led to some fascinating fieldwork in Northern Ireland, where he studied Irish Republican Army and Ulster Defence Association extremists up close. Ultimately, he applied his humanities research to AI programming and agent-based computer simulations. Somehow, he managed to enter undergrad in Baltimore, Md. as a Green Party liberal and emerge from England's ivory towers as a Second Amendment advocate. He now describes himself as a political moderate with "a libertarian flavor." When I first met him, Lane was working at the Center for Mind and Culture in Boston.
Recommending priorities for future cooperation, particularly in R&D areas where each partner shares strong common interest (e.g., interdisciplinary research and intelligent systems) and brings complementary challenges, regulatory or cultural considerations, or expertise to the partnerships; Promoting research and development in AI, focusing on challenging technical issues, and protecting against efforts to adopt and apply these technologies in the service of authoritarianism and repression. We intend to establish a bilateral Government-to-Government dialogue on the areas identified in this vision and explore an AI R&D ecosystem that promotes the mutual wellbeing, prosperity, and security of present and future generations. Signed in London and Washington on 25 September 2020, in two originals, in the English language.
The following declaration was released by the Governments of the United States of America and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland during the September 25 inaugural meeting of the Special Relationship Economic Working Group. We intend to establish a bilateral government-to-government dialogue on the areas identified in this vision and explore an AI R&D ecosystem that promotes the mutual wellbeing, prosperity, and security of present and future generations. Signed in London and Washington on September 25, 2020, in two originals, in the English language.
A major artificial intelligence conference is set to be staged in Belfast for the first time. AI Con is expected to bring global leaders in the field to the Northern Ireland capital later this week for the first AI Con to be held in the region. AI leaders from companies such as Google, Amazon and Microsoft will discuss some of the major technological advances and how it is changing the world in which we live at the event on Thursday. The conference will also examine the very practical ways in which AI is transforming how businesses operate and will look at how the latest advances in AI research can be implemented. Tom Gray, chief technology officer at Kainos said AI is an area of rapid growth in the technology sector.
Ulster University engaged with Dell Technologies and global partner NVIDIA to implement a high-speed computing power platform required to train AI models on ever-larger datasets. This is the first Dell Tech AI Ready Solution deployed in the EMEA region and represents a significant investment from the University. By putting in place next generation servers, high performance computing (HPC) software and other supporting infrastructure, researchers at Ulster University will be able to apply AI to predict illnesses before they emerge and put in place preventative measures that help to treat patients from the comfort of their own homes. The data scientist team at Ulster University's School of Computing are planning to use the transformative power of AI in detecting early signs of diabetic foot disease, enabling suffers to effectively manage the condition without hospitalisation. There are currently over 81,000 adults and 1,000 young people with diabetes in Northern Ireland and over 400 million adults globally.
Stephen Howell is the Academic Evangelist and Accessibility Lead for Microsoft Ireland. In this role he is a researcher, guest lecturer, and evangelist on many topics including Cloud engineering, teacher education, Computational Thinking, and applied Machine Learning. As Accessibility Lead, he is an advocate for greater awareness of accessibility and disability issues, particularly Autism, ADHD, and related neurodiversity areas. Formerly, he was a software engineer who discovered a passion for teaching. He has lectured on Software Engineering topics since 1999 in Irish and Northern Irish universities, and a visiting professorship in Japan.
With Digital Transformation going at a pace, Prof. Niall McKeown discusses the role of the business leader when it comes to building a business that can create a new, sustainable competitive advantage, leveraging artificial intelligence. Okay, if you don't mind, I'll switch to English. My Finnish is a little rusty, so I was never a strong Finnish speaker. My name is Niall and I come from Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom.
The Royal College of GPs is inviting clinicians and healthcare professionals in primary care to provide insight on how AI will impact them. Together with UCL, the RCGP is in the early stages of piloting an AI tool for educational purposes. However the College has called for help, via a survey and working group, in testing this tool and providing insight into how work in primary care might be impacted by the introduction of AI more widely. The College is forming an online community to test and support artificial intelligence (AI) activities, including the chatbot AI tool for education. Across the UK significant effort is being expended to develop AI for example the Department of Health Northern Ireland is investing in Queens University Belfast to support AI for precision medicine.
States that have active AI national plans will be more disposed to corporate engagements and investments. Amplifying industrial activity is a core part of several existing AI national plans. Per the FutureGrasp report, State funding for Industrial Strategy as an AI sector is allocated by nine States: China, Finland, Germany, The Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, The United Arab Emirates, and the United States.