Ireland ‘could lead on AI’ globally

AI Ireland founder praises steps taken to make state a global leader in artificial intelligence

AI Ireland founder Mark Kelly: ‘There have been some really positive steps in the last 18 months in terms of AI’. Picture: Conor McCabe Photography

Ireland has the potential to be the “Silicon Valley of artificial intelligence”, according to Mark Kelly, founder of AI Ireland.

Speaking after the organisation’s annual AI Ireland Awards concluded, he said he was hugely excited about the prospects for the state.

“In my opinion, Ireland has a unique opportunity to be an AI hub following Britain’s exit from the European Union,” Kelly said.

“We have a window to drive huge investment to make it the ...