Searching for Good: A Conversation with Google’s Peter Norvig

   Current Affairs Editor Alana Daly Mulligan talks with Google’s Director of Research Peter Norvig about the development of Artificial Intelligence; the good, the bad, and the misunderstood.    “Google started out, and really, Google couldn’t do anything.” Peter Norvig tells me. This was definitely something I wasn’t expecting to hear from the mouth of […]

Her & Ex Machina: AI, Women & Reality

It’s 2020 now and as the years roll on by, it seems technology (on and off film-sets) is developing at an almost exponential rate. Each year more-so than the last. In the last few years, it’s come to be increasingly common to see a flurry of new quasi-futuristic releases exploring the zeitgeist relationship between humans […]

Even the Pope Uses AI. Really.

Colm Maye tells us why the digitisation of the Vatican’s library could mean a fundamental change in the practices of 1.2 billion Catholics around the world.    A musty labyrinth lies under the Vatican. The Vatican Apostolic Library, established in 1451, comprises 85 kilometres of shelves laden with treasures; the Papal Bull that excommunicated Martin […]

No Room for Secrets: Banríon Reigns Supreme on Dublin’s DIY Scene

Alana Daly Mulligan talks with up-and-coming indie sound machine and “very sexy alt-rock band and fresh-faced newbies to the Dublin DIY scene” frontwoman Róisín Ní Haicéid, of Dublin-based group Banríon. Just over two years ago, Róisín Ní Haicéid entered the world of music meeting her future Banríon bandmates Michael Nagle (drummer) and John Harding (bassist) […]

AI, Ethics & The European Union

Deputy Current Affairs Editor Stephen Moynihan talks with UCC’s own Professor Barry O’Sullivan on his recent tenure as the Vice-Chair of the European Commission’s High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence. “Of course there are risks… you can’t just let any old technology in the world because you can. There are protections that you need to […]

Can a Computer Stop a Bullet? – A.I. and the Battle to Prevent Mass Shootings

Motley Staff Writer John Hunter talks to the founder of NeverAgainTech, Shreya Nallapti about her artificial intelligence invention to predict and prevent mass shootings.  Shreya Nallapati tells Motley she is part of “the mass-shooting generation”. Born in Denver, Colorado in 2000, Nallapati grew up in the shadow of the state’s infamous mass-shootings: the Columbine High […]