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AI Ambassador for Ireland announced in the school

We were delighted to host members of the Government and media on Tuesday 10th May as they announced the new role of National AI Ambassador in the school. Please find below an excerpt from RTE story, as well as feature piece on the Six-One news.

The Government has appointed Ireland’s first Artificial Intelligence Ambassador.

Businesswoman Dr Patricia Scanlon is taking up the role and will be tasked with communicating with businesses, schools and institutions about the benefits and risks of AI.

She is the founder and Executive Chairperson of SoapBox Labs, which uses artificial intelligence in the development of voice and speech recognition applications designed for children’s voices.

From robots and facial recognition software, to social media apps and streaming platforms – AI is playing an increasingly significant role in people’s lives.

Dr Scanlon was announced as AI Ambassador by Minister of State Robert Troy at an event in St Joseph’s Secondary School in Fairview in Dublin.

“AI can bring great benefits to our society in areas such as healthcare, climate action and education,” said Mr Troy.