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Futurologist Dr. Ian Pearson has big expectations for the future of construction. Now, in a new report commissioned by Virgin StartUp and Colmore Tang Construction, Dr. Pearson shares some of the potential changes to come. Dr. Pearson’s proposed future is environmentally friendly and efficient, featuring roofs made from recycled plastic bottles and 3D printed walls. […]
Feature Technology
There have been a series of concerted steps, particularly in the last half decade, to drive adaptation and acceptance of the opportunities afforded by Building Information Modelling to the broader construction environment. The Irish Construction Sector forms an increasingly important component of the overall Irish economy and according to the Building Information Modelling
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Belfast-based Liopa, an innovative start-up using lip reading technology, has received €1 million (€808,000) in funding which will enable their product to reach the global market. Thanks to backing from AI Seed Fund and Co-fund NI, Liopa now has the capability to commercialise its Visual Speech Recognition (VSR) product LipRead on a much greater scale. Developed following
Business News Technology
The set-up of Ireland’s first national Space Strategy for Enterprise by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation has been announced by Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development, John Halligan. The Strategy will set out how Ireland can maximise the benefit of its investment in the European Space Agency (ESA) and […]
News Technology
Esri Ireland have teamed up with Construction Information Services (CIS) to provide visual guides to some 36,500 construction projects, worth a combined total of €56 billion, across a digital mapping platform. Esri’s platform also enables CIS to illustrate other data sets that may be of interest to their customers, including area demographics and zoning information. […]
Education News Technology
A two-year part-time Masters degree in Artificial Intelligence (AI), run by the University of Limerick, aims to educate over 300 people within the next five years. The course, beginning from September 2018 onwards, will be delivered primarily online with some intensive Problem Based Learning (PBL) workshops taking place on the University of Limerick campus. Ireland’s […]
News Technology
Ed Parker of PA Consulting on how local authorities can use artificial intelligence (AI) to leverage sensible and cost effective solutions. First things first. This isn’t about robots. The day may come when robots take over caring for the vulnerable and cleaning the streets – but before then there’ll be a fundamental change in the […]
Technology
Donegal based startup, DroneSAR Ltd has won the European Commission prize announced on Tuesday night (November 7th, 2017) in Tallinn, Estonia at the awards ceremony for the 14th European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) winners. DroneSAR Ltd were awarded this prize for the development of software which transforms standard “off-the-shelf” drone and mobile device