UCC’s Economics going into the Second Semester of a Digital Year

Motley’s Deputy of Current Affairs Stephen Moynihan discusses the funding situation for UCC over the coming months.    The financial situation of Ireland’s universities is certainly of concern to all parties with links to UCC, most of all to students and to the 200 staff who have been let go. COVID-19 has only exacerbated the existing funding crisis in higher education. Universities are suffering from … Continue reading UCC’s Economics going into the Second Semester of a Digital Year

Getting your daily fix: How you’ve been programmed for social media addiction

  Don’t look away, we’re just telling you the truth. Conor Daly looks at how our brains are being rewired to act as money-makers for the capitalist machine through social-media.    We judge people with little to no information about their life struggles, their childhoods and what has led them to the point when we meet them. The most harshly judged? Addicts. Perhaps it’s a … Continue reading Getting your daily fix: How you’ve been programmed for social media addiction

Video Assistant Referee: Offside with football fans due to its problematic decisions

  When VAR (Video Assistant Referee) was introduced into the Premier League in the 2019/20 season, it was something that had been long-awaited, but thus far, it has made headlines for all the wrong reasons. Conor Daly talks us through this crucial development in the sporting world and some of the issues associated with this sporting development.    New solutions, particularly ones that involve technology, … Continue reading Video Assistant Referee: Offside with football fans due to its problematic decisions

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 the Director of Research at Google. He elaborates and says … Continue reading Searching for Good: A Conversation with Google’s Peter Norvig

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 put in place when you’re using it, but I think … Continue reading AI, Ethics & The European Union

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 School shooting in 1999, the Aurora Movie Theatre shooting in … Continue reading Can a Computer Stop a Bullet? – A.I. and the Battle to Prevent Mass Shootings