How the Young Scientist expo has grown to become a hub for teenage tech prodigies

The emphasis of the BT Young Science & Technology Exhibition has changed, just as the world has changed since the competition began in 1965. Winners are much more likely to go straight into setting up their own companies with funding from major investors, when once they might have moved into academic research

5th September, 2021
How the Young Scientist expo has grown to become a hub for teenage tech prodigies
Greg Tarr, chief executive of Inferex and winner of BT Young Scientist 2021, has backing from one of the most revered venture capital firms in the world. Picture: Bryan Meade

In a matter of months, Gregory Tarr has gone from an unknown teenage prodigy coding in his Bandon bedroom to a tech entrepreneur with €1.2 million in seed funding for Inferex, his artificial intelligence company.

For his fifth and final entry to the BT Young Science & Technology Exhibition (BTYSE), Tarr designed software to detect “deep fake” videos.

Deep fake technology has the potential to wreak havoc as it uses a form of...

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