International conference on the future of artificial intelligence in Galway

Galway Daily news NUIG conference on artificial intelligence

Galway will play host to the 2019 AtlanTec conference on the future of artificial intelligence and machine learning this month.

Now in its fifth year, the conference is a cornerstone of the AtlanTec Festival, with the title of this year’s conference being ‘The art of artificial intelligence and machine learning, new paradigm or false dawn?

Over 400 business leaders, expert software developers, and technologists are expected to attend the day-long conference on a deep dive into new technologies and trends.

Dynamic keynote talks and panel discussions will feature futurist Denis Rivin, IBM expert Steve Tolle, medical innovator Catharine Bowman, Ally Watson from Code Like a Girl and Microsoft’s Gary Short.

Three afternoon parallel sessions will cover Artificial Intelligence (AI) Implementation, Tools and Techniques and the MedTech AI Revolution.

This annual conference is organised by the non-profit IT Association Galway (ITAG).

Caroline Cawley, CEO of ITAG, said, “Great minds are attracted by the AtlanTec conference’s growing popularity year on year, and by the region’s worldwide IT reputation.”

The conference will be the endnote to the AtlanTec Festival which kicked off in April.

Other events include, Design Thinking for Teens, Music Technology with the Swansea Laptop Orchestra, Tech Tag World Championships, the Digital Women’s Forum Afternoon Tea and a series of schools events for secondary school students and STEAM Inspiration.

Ireland is at the heart of ICT (Information and Communications Technology) in Europe, with eight of the top ten global software companies based here.

The industry employs over 37,000 people and generates €35 billion in exports annually.

This conference will take place on Thursday, May 30 at NUIG.