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SFI ADAPT funding for Dr Barry and Dr Cowan

Two of our academics Dr Marguerite Barry & Dr Benjamin Cowan have secured funding for a total of €476,570 from the Science Foundation Ireland funded  ADAPT Centre, a leading centre in AI-driven Digital Content Technology Research.

This funding extension sees ICS academics Dr Marguerite Barry & Dr Benjamin Cowan securing a total of €476,570. 
This will fund Dr Barry's conducting cutting edge research on digital content ethics (€167,250) and Dr Cowan's research on speech interface interaction (€309,320). The extension also sees Dr Cowan taking on a leadership role within the Centre, leading the Interaction and Control Research Challenge and Non-Exchequer Non Commercial funding lead for the Digitally Enhanced Engagement strand.

The SFI funded (opens in a new window)ADAPT Centre is a leading centre in AI- Driven Digital Content research, having recently been awarded €42 million to extend its research over the next six years. ADAPT’s research vision is to pioneer new forms of AI-driven Digital Content Technology to empower individuals and communities in their work and everyday lives. In particular, ADAPT's research will enable next-generation digital engagement, across video, speech, text and immersive technologies, and support inclusion, accountability, and appropriate controls. The Centre’s work is driven by a long term goal of a Balanced Digital Society by 2030 and it is pioneering new Human Centric AI techniques and technologies including personalisation, natural language processing, data analytics, intelligent machine translation human-computer interaction, as well as setting the standards for data governance, privacy and ethics for digital content.

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