Self Drive

Google, Tesla and Uber have been leading the way in developing cars that require little or no human supervision on the roads.  However, that’s only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to autonomous systems, so Niall Kitson spoke with Joe Gibbs, Business Development Manager at Lero, The Irish Software Research Centre, who are looking to change the nature of driving and a lot lot more.

 

Pervasive Nation Deep Dive

This week, we’re continuing our deep dive into Pervasive Nation, the Internet of Things network powering all kind of business and research projects around Ireland.

TechCentral.ie editor Niall Kitson, has met with three experts from business and academia to discuss their projects, including an unusual way to get data from bikes that may well change the way we get around cities, a fascinating company using sensors to manage ports and a project at Trinity which will change your perception of sensors forever.

 

Pervasive Nation

This week we’re looking at Pervasive Nation, a national Internet of Things network.

You’ll be surprised at the kind of projects going on, as we discover more, with Linda Doyle, Director of Connect, the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Future Networks and Communication.

 

 

 

Toy Show 2017

One of our favourite shows of the year where we list out all the cool tech toys that should be on your Christmas Wish List!

 

Digital Assistants – Deep Dive

Last week, we spoke with Prof Vincent Wade from the Adapt Centre for Research into Digital Content about the digital personal assistant project Adele. The interview touched on a number of different technologies and areas of research such as natural language processing, human/machine interaction and artificial intelligence, so Niall Kitson has done a deeper dive into these fields, this week interviewing some of Ireland’s foremost researchers in those areas. Enjoy.

 

Digital Assistants – Vincent Wade

With Siri, Cortana, Alexa and Google Assistant slowly becoming part of how we use connected devices, we look at digital personal assistants, and chat with Vincent Wade, Director of the Adapt Centre for Research into Digital Content,  who has been working on a next-generation digital personal assistant called Adele.

 

Digital Artist

This week we hear more of the congressional hearings involving social media giants and fake news outlets as well as speaking  with digital artist Jer Thorpe.

 

Social Media Scams with Jenny Radcliffe

With an ability to talk her way into a secure building, or  spot a psychopath from a hundred feet, Jenny has become a world expert in ‘Social Engineering’ and helps everyone from companies to poker players to protect themselves from being read or  attacked. This is a fascinating interview about scams and cons of all kinds, and how easy it is for someone to get your personal information … from you!

 

Tech Class

This week, we have two very interesting interviews for you.  The first is with Simon Lewis, who is a well-known tech activist and Principal of Carlow Educate Together, with some very interesting views on how technology is changing the classroom. We also chat with Sean Moynihan, who works with Alone, the organisation that supports older people and who are also doing something very interesting with tech.

 

 

UXDX – Lea Schonfelder

Last week, web designers, developers and user experience experts came to Dublin for UXDX. Among the speakers was Lea Schonfelder, one of the designers of ‘Monument Valley 2’, which has made $14 million in 2 years and even featured in House of Cards.

What’s interesting about the game is that it came about by accident, when some developers applied the principles of user experience in web design, to mobile gaming.

Niall Kitson sat down with Lea to talk about the game’s appeal and the development process behind it.