Róisín Kiberd

Róisín Kiberd

Automatic for the people

Automatic for the people

Ireland currently ranks as the sixth ‘most-digital’ economy in the EU. Last week’s Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Summit provided an overview of where we are now, and where AI can take us in the future, writes Róisín Kiberd

The post GDPR age

The post GDPR age

Post-GDPR, data protection is more important than ever, writes Róisín Kiberd

Get ready for your (AI-powered) close-up

Get ready for your (AI-powered) close-up

The next wave of video conferencing offers more than just boardroom meetings, writes Róisín Kiberd

Environment on the agenda for Panasonic

Environment on the agenda for Panasonic

Panasonic’s annual convention took place in Frankfurt, Germany, last month showcasing new and i...

Role of stigma is overplayed in otherwise useful feminist tract

Role of stigma is overplayed in otherwise useful feminist tract

Sociology/culture: Vagina: A Re-Education, By Lynn Enright, A&U, €17.25 Vagina: A Re-Educat...

Ambitious era-straddling novel suffers from an uneven hand

Ambitious era-straddling novel suffers from an uneven hand

A River in the Trees alternates between the story of Hannah O’Donovan, a 19-year-old living in west Cork during the War of Independence, and Ellen, a 38-year-old living in modern-day London who has returned to Ireland with her life quietly falling apart

Health Summit: initiating a new dialogue about Ireland’s future

Health Summit: initiating a new dialogue about Ireland’s future

The 15th iteration of the Health Summit featured memorable appearances from healthcare luminaries and a range of fascinating ideas being aired, writes Róisín Kiberd

A doctor’s observations on the lessons of life and death

A doctor’s observations on the lessons of life and death

Non-fiction: Seven Signs of Life, By Dr Aoife Abbey , Vintage, €14.95 A doctor born in Ireland ...

Positive energy at the National Power Summit

Positive energy at the National Power Summit

Academics, executives, chief technical officers, politicians and climate change experts came together at the National Power Summit to discuss what needs to be done now to secure a better future. Róisín Kiberd reports

Old DDoS, new tricks

Old DDoS, new tricks

Distributed denial of service attacks are more sophisticated and more frequent than ever, writes Róisín Kiberd

How can I help you? Let me count the ways

How can I help you? Let me count the ways

Whether you’re talking to a robot or a human agent, the latest contact centre software offers a dramatically streamlined experience, writes Róisín Kiberd

A glimpse into the maw of the Silicon Valley machine

A glimpse into the maw of the Silicon Valley machine

Lab Rats is a warning against rampant greed, and a study of how the tech industry’s increasingly brutal practices are taking a toll on its workforce

Summit finds hint of brighter future amid housing crisis

Summit finds hint of brighter future amid housing crisis

The consensus among speakers is that the solution lies in increasing urban density - which means changing traditional mindsets

CIF hosts inaugural health and safety summit in Dublin

CIF hosts inaugural health and safety summit in Dublin

The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) Health and Safety Summit highlights a cultural shift in attitudes to construction workers’ well-being, with fatal injury stats dropping even as the workforce numbers swell, writes Róisín Kiberd

Taking the mystery out of GDPR

Taking the mystery out of GDPR

Data protection and privacy need to become part of the way we work, the GDPR Summit heard last week as experts aimed to cut through the noise surrounding the new regulations