AI and Human Creativity

Cois Coiribe Winter Edition 2021/22 focuses on a variety of critical questions on AI, Innovation and Creativity. Read the diverse and varied opinions and views from our academics, students and alums about Artificial Intelligence: The Human Dimension.

 

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NUI Galway offers 2 Masters programmes in Artificial Intelligence

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NUI Galway have 20-years of experience researching and teaching machine learning and AI

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NUI Galway have more than 200 students studying artificial intelligence and machine learning annually.

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The Need for Shared Digital Infrastructure

Put simply, ‘big data’ refers to datasets that are so large, varied, and fast, they are difficult or impossible to process using traditional methods. With access to such complex…

13 Jan 2022

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To “Black Box” or not to “Black Box”?

Anastasia Griva poses a troubling question: Is inherently non-explainable ‘Black Box’ AI morally acceptable?

5 Jan 2022

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Midnight Mass

The work of novelist, short story writer and NUI Galway lecturer, Mike McCormack casts a unique light on technology. In 2016, McCormack’s Solar Bones – “a hymn to engineers”…

5 Jan 2022

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A Data Love Story

What does your data shadow look like? How does it intersect with your relationships and everyday life? These are the questions raised by artists Margaux Smith and Meadhbh McNutt…

23 Dec 2021

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The Unintended Consequences of People Analytics

In recent years, we have seen various industries turn to data-driven ‘people analytics’ to gain a competitive edge in management and recruitment. Eoin Whelan encourages us to take note…

21 Dec 2021

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AI & Higher Education

Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, NUI Galway talks to Tom Felle, Associate Professor and Head, Discipline of Journalism and Communication, about the future of higher education and how new technologies…

21 Dec 2021

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Cybercrime: The ‘High Seas’ of the 21st Century?

NUI Galway graduate, Sean Morris, looks to the history of piracy on the high seas for pointers to the future of cybercrime.

17 Dec 2021

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Will AI Help or Hinder Human Empowerment?

Murray Scott is joined by Bill Schmarzo – Data Management Innovation Customer Advocate, Dell Technologies, recognised industry thought leader in Business Intelligence and Honorary Professor in the J.E. Cairnes School of Business…

17 Dec 2021

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Adapting to a Changing Job Market

With COVID-19 disrupting hospitality and retail industries where many young people find employment, students like Anastasiya Sytnyk have had to reconsider their employment options. After a year of working…

17 Dec 2021

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Editor’s Note

A note from the editorial team of the Cois Coiribe winter edition, ‘AI and Human Creativity’.

17 Dec 2021

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The Creative Spark – How Will Innovation be Affected by the Absence of a Watercooler?

Esther Tipmann reminds us of the critical role of human skills and competences; while technology platforms to support innovative work in an online or hybrid setting have improved, they…

16 Dec 2021

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Consumers and AI

Geraint Howells shines a light on the complexity of old consumer protection paradigms in the new world of software, AI and data.  Encouragingly, he sees solutions, and points to the healthy approach to the regulation of…

16 Dec 2021

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Digital Doctors: How AI Will Improve Your Health

The impact of Artificial Intelligence on health systems will be far reaching. Dr Derek O’Keeffe discusses the AI that is already making a difference at University College Hospital Galway…

16 Dec 2021

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Meaisínaistriúchán Néarach – Deis agus Dúshlán i gComhthéacs Ollscoile

Tá úsáid teangacha sa réimse digiteach thar a bheith tábhachtach – teangacha nach mbeidh lánpháirteach sa réimse sin, tá an baol ann go rachaidh siad ar gcúl. The use…

16 Dec 2021

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NUI Galway Leading the Way in Designing the Future of Education

NUI Galway’s Designing Futures programme, which advances the University’s position as an international leader in education, is designed to enhance the student experience while tackling the important challenges for…

16 Dec 2021

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A Different View: Data Visualisation and Engaging Research

David Kelly explains how data visualisation techniques allow researchers to communicate complex data and ideas to researchers, policy makers and the wider public.

16 Dec 2021

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Anonn ’an Oileáin Úir … 

Tá bunachar ar líne á fhorbairt in OÉ Gaillimh le cuidiú le scoláirí agus lucht ginealachais taighde a dhéanamh ar imirce ó Éirinn go Méiriceá. Irish migration to North America…

16 Dec 2021

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Artificial Intelligence and the Learning Commons

John Cox explains the radically different library of the future, driven by AI and Robotics and supporting new forms of learning and engagement. He points out that ethical concerns…

16 Dec 2021

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In Conversation with Digital Artist, Dr. EL Putnam

Dr. EL Putnam is an internationally recognised digital artist and a lecturer in Digital Media at NUI Galway. EL’s practice discovers new ways of thinking about the relationship between the…

16 Dec 2021

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Are We There Yet? Reflections on Artificial Intelligence in Autonomous Cars

Nothing raises questions around the mingling of human and technology quite like autonomous cars. With multiple levels of AI involved, at what point does human judgment intervene? Prof Edward…

16 Dec 2021

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Automating Away What is Dangerous, Dirty, Dull and Difficult

Automation has rescued millions of people from jobs that are dangerous, dirty, or just plain drudge – and we’re just at the beginning of the AI revolution. Dr James…

16 Dec 2021

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AI Giving New Insights to Microbiologists

Kevin McDonnell’s Master’s thesis led to a collaboration between Computer Science and Microbiology with immense potential for re-evaluating previous studies and extending the techniques into new areas such as…

16 Dec 2021

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Is it Time for the Leaving Certificate to Leave School? – Designing a Secondary Education System for Creativity and Innovation 

Dr Tony Hall argues that it is time to say ‘Slán’ to the Leaving Cert, and instead design an educational future that foregrounds and promotes creativity and innovation. 

16 Dec 2021

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The Competitive Edge – How Analytics are Driving Success in Sport

It comes down to one word: competition. For as long as sports have been played, teams and athletes are looking for a competitive edge. And it just so happens…

16 Dec 2021

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The Future of Law: Automation or Augmentation?

What will the future of law look like in the Fourth Industrial Revolution? Rónán Kennedy delves into the likely changes we’ll see on the automation front, and calls for…

10 Dec 2021

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The Responsibility of the Data Scientist in Natural Language Processing

Natural Language Processing is no longer only about ever faster and more efficient data processing, but increasingly about selecting the right data and using it in a transparent and…

10 Dec 2021

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Care with a Human(oid) Face – Working Ethically with Social Robots

A shortage of care workers is driving reliance on AI in human care.  When a patient is vulnerable and empathy is called for – can a robot be the…

10 Dec 2021

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Trust and Technology Terrorism in Medicine – Psychology’s Influence on the Future of Digital Health

The global medical robotics market is expected to reach $12.7 billion by 2025 from an estimated $5.9 billion in 2020. As the demand for health care services outweigh the…

10 Dec 2021

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Artificial Intelligence Demystified – What is it All About?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) might appear to be a very new idea, as it has loomed large in public discourse in recent years. The history of AI is, however, almost…

10 Dec 2021

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