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AI Ireland Podcast

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First Three Episodes Out Now here!

Episode 1

Speakers: Pat O’ Connor MD and Co-Founder of VRAI, Bibhas Bhattacharya Business Group Leader of Azure in Microsoft Ireland and Podcast host Mark Kelly Founder of AI Ireland and CCO of Alldus.


Topics covered:

  • How VRAI started.
  • What business problems are they addressing through data and VR Simulation to provide authentic and memorable training experiences for employees
  • How important is Security and Trust while choosing a Hyper-Scale cloud partner
  • Why a Build vs Buy decision is so important for start-ups to consider
  • How Microsoft for Start-ups has helped VRAI through this journey

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Episode 2

Speakers: Dr. Brian McNamee UCD School of Computer Science, Niall Campion Co-Founder of VRAI and Kelvin Keane Start-up & Partner Manager Ireland & Benelux.

Topics Covered:

-       How VRAI are using technology as an enabler for their customer's success

  • The partnership with Academia and Industry to provide an innovative service
  • The benefits from working with Microsoft for Start-ups and how to reach out

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Episode 3

Speakers: Elaine Robinson Analytics Manager at the ESB, and Kieran McCorry National Technology Officer at Microsoft Ireland.


Topics Covered:

  • Goals and objectives of the ESB Networks smart metering programme
  • How ESB Networks used AI technology and Azure Cloud Platform to increase the rollout success of Smart Metering
  • Benefits of smart meters for customers, ESB Networks and the broader Climate Action Plan
  • Future of the Smart Grid
  • Benefits of AI applications and importance of responsible and ethical approaches to AI from Microsoft

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Listen to all three episodes here now!