Networking the Northern Ireland AI community is the core mandate that drives AINI. This will be achieved through organising events that target a wide range of demographics that include companies, students and academia. Each of these events (Belfast based initially) will be comprise presentations, workshops and panel discussions designed to educate & stimulate discussion but more importantly highlight the amazing Northern Ireland AI community.

All experience levels are welcome, whether you have a PhD or are just starting out, the events organised by AI NI will be catered to ensure you always can learn something new. The intention is not to baffle you with linear algebra but rather inspire and showcase what is possible today if you are interested in AI.

You can contact us through our Twitter page or by contacting any of the organisers. If you are working on something interesting in the space of AI / ML please do get in touch with us and we would be happy to give you a platform to show your work.

AI NI is supported by Kainos, Barclays and Digital Catapult Northern Ireland, they have been key components that have led to the inception of this community.

We are looking forward to engaging with you all 🙂

Austin has spent the last 20 years working in the commercial sector in a range of companies from start-ups to multinational corporations with a focus on Life Science, Healthcare and Technology. He is currently the Head of AI at Kainos and facilitator of the Northern Ireland Artificial Intelligence Collaborative Network. He is also the co-founder and organiser of the Artificial Intelligence NI community.

Austin Tanney

Co-founder and organiser

Jordan helps lead the AI capability in Kainos, an area where he has acquired over five years’ experience as a practitioner. To this end he has delivered AI projects for the UK government as a means of enabling a public good and for supporting enterprises. Jordan has an interest in the latest advancements in AI and keeps a keen eye on the current state of the art, particularly in regard to computer vision.

Jordan McDonald