Speaker Bios

Who is speaking at the IUSA Conference 2024

Prof. Barry O’Sullivan

Prof O’Sullivan, based at University College Cork, is an award-winning academic working on artificial intelligence for over 25 years. He contributes to several global Track II diplomacy efforts at the interface of military, defence, intelligence, and geopolitics of AI. He is founding director of the Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics at UCC and the SFI Centre for Research Training in AI. He served as Vice Chair of the European Commission’s High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence which formulated the EU’s ethical approach to AI. He currently represents the European Union at the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence. Prof O’Sullivan is a Fellow and a past President of the European Artificial Intelligence Association. He is also a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence. He is a member of the Royal Irish Academy and holds a number of Ministerial appointments including chair of the National Research Ethics Committee for Medical Devices. In 2016, Prof O’Sullivan was recognised as Science Foundation Ireland Researcher of the Year and has also received the SFI Best International Engagement Award (2021).


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