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One of the meeting and lecture rooms at the RDI Hub in Killorglin.

One of the meeting and lecture rooms at the RDI Hub in Killorglin.

One of the meeting and lecture rooms at the RDI Hub in Killorglin.

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THE RDI hub in Killorglin is this week hosting a major two day conference examining how artificial intelligence can be used by the tourism industry and how the fast developing technology is shaping the entire tourism sector.

The third John McCarthy AI Summer School event takes place on Thursday and Friday, September 1 and 2 and will feature lectures and panel discussions with and presented by 18 leading experts in the field of Artificial Intelligence for tourism.

Topics up for discussion include how AI can be used to influence visitors decisions on their holiday activities after their arrival; how AI can help the talent crisis in travel and tourism? and how AI can be used to cull relevant and useful information from tourism data.

Speakers at the event will include Keynote speaker tourism technology expert Pete Syme; Ivan Tuohy the CEO and founder GreatVisitorExperiences.com; : Kevin Neary, Chief Executive at marketing AI providers Orcawise.com and Michael Wilson Head Of Data Science at car rental software technology firm Car Trawler.

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The RDI Hub building is named after John McCarthy, whose father hailed fromCromane, who is one of the founding fathers of the discipline of artificial intelligence, a term he coined he coined in the 1950s.

The event has been organised by RDI Hub in association with Munster Technological University; Microsoft; The SFI ADAPT Centre; the Tangent Ideas Workspace at Trinity; AI Ireland and new partners IT@Cork Skillnet and the Kerry Tourism Industry Federation.


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