Athlone man shares insights on ethics of AI

Ciarán O’Connor from Athlone – a senior analyst at the Institute of Strategic Dialogue, a non-profit organisation working to reverse the tide of polarisation, extremism and disinformation worldwide – shared his insights on AI during a panel discussion at the Marker Hotel in Dublin last week.

The event in question, titled ‘Alice Asks… Is AI a Force for Evil or for Good?’, brought together a panel of experts to explore the importance of ethical considerations in relation to AI, the creative opportunities it presents, and the regulatory frameworks needed to guide its development and implementation on a national and global scale.

Run by Alice Public Relations, one of Ireland’s leading PR agencies, the event was moderated by renowned broadcaster Eileen Dunne. Other panellists included Barry Scannell (a member of Ireland’s AI Advisory Council and a partner in William Fry’s Technology Department, specialising in AI), Adele Keane (COO and Creative Director at Augmented Reality start-up Imvizar), and Martina Quinn (Alice founder and CEO, and current Chairperson of the Public Relations Consultants Association of Ireland).