Tech Jobs

They say we’ve just come to the end of the most depressing week of the year, which may be why many people go looking for a new job! This week we take a look at the IT jobs market, finding out how IT compares to other sectors and where the opportunities are, along with money and flexibility in hours, and some good tips to top up your CV.


Self Drive Deep Dive

This week we dive deeper into automative systems like self-driving cars, and chat with some of Ireland’s foremost researchers from the Irish Software Research Centre, about the technology that is changing the way we drive, and a lot more besides.

The include Dr Edward Jones, whose research looks at how sensors, cameras and even networks combine to make driving safer, Greg Provan about the human element when it comes to control and general common sense, and lastly we ask what lessons can technology learn from genetics with machine learning researcher Conor Ryan.


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. 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.




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.