Artificial Intelligence

AI Awards honour local talent in artificial intelligence excellence

Bank of Ireland, UCD’s AI PREMie and Webio are among the top Irish AI innovators
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24 November 2022

Bank of Ireland, UCD’s AI PREMie and Webio are among the top Irish AI innovators recognised at the fourth annual AI Awards, in partnership with headline sponsor Microsoft.

The AI Awards supports the growth and development of data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence in Ireland. The awards seek to recognise how AI can be used to help solve some of the biggest, business, academic, environmental and health challenges facing our society today.

The event was organised by the non-profit AI Ireland and supported by headline sponsor Microsoft along with other sponsors: Alldus International, the ADAPT Centre, CCT College Dublin, Mazars and IDA Ireland.




The 2022 winners are:

  • Best Application of AI in a Large Enterprise – Bank of Ireland
  • Best Use of AI in an SME – Kinesense
  • Best Application of AI in a Startup – SeamlessCARE
  • Best Application of AI to achieve Social Good – AI_Premie UCD
  • AI Person of the Year – Dr Amelia Kelly
  • Women in AI Person of the Year – Terri O’Donovan 
  • Young AI Role Model of the Year – Kevin Quinlan, ESB
  • Best Application of AI in an Academic Research Body – AI_PREMie UCD
  • Best Application of AI in a Student Project – Eoin Delaney
  • Best Use of AI in a Consumer/Customer Service Application – Webio
  • Best Application of AI in Healthcare – Akara Robotics
  • Best Use of Responsible AI & Ethics – Webio

“At Microsoft, we know that technology can and should be a force for good, which is why it’s wonderful to see the introduction of four new categories for responsible use of ethics, showcasing Ireland’s commitment to the trustworthy use of new digital solutions,” said Microsoft Ireland general manager Anne Sheehan.

“Innovation through AI technology can make such a positive impact across many different sectors, from education and research to finance and health, as well as addressing some of the bigger challenges we are facing as a society. The AI Awards are key to harnessing this and recognising Irish talent and we want to congratulate all their winners for their exciting innovation in AI.”

Mark Kelly, founder of AI Ireland and AI Awards, added: “It’s been fantastic to witness the breadth and depth of the AI Award’s winners today. The applications have shown how AI can have a positive impact across Irish society.”

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