Please Mind The Gap

Is AI the lucrative answer to closing Ireland’s digital gap with the US? Amanda Connolly investigates

7th April, 2019
Adrian Mihai and Andreea Wade of Opening.io

Despite the arrival of tech behemoths like Facebook and Google to the shores of Ireland’s Silicon Docks, and recognition of Ireland as a tech capital in Europe, there remains a sizeable 30 per cent digital gap between us and countries like the US or China.

One area where this gap is most compounded is artificial intelligence (AI). To date, Ireland remains among the leaders in Europe for AI readiness but, regrettably, doesn’t measure up...

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