“Over the last two decades, Ireland has built a global reputation for being a leader in cybersecurity”, explains Misha Glenny, security expert. The world’s leading security software companies are well-established in Ireland including Symantec, McAfee, IBM and Ward Solutions. Alongside these multinationals, Ireland’s own cyber firms have emerged as international players, such as Dublin’s PixAlert, Galway’s NetFort and Kilkenny’s CipherTechs.
The world first heard about Artificial Intelligence in 1955 when AI luminary, John McCarthy, coined the term in Dartmouth. He wanted to explore ways of how to make a machine that could reason like a human, was capable of abstract thought, problem-solving and self-improvement. Fast forward to 2018, AI is a term that is well documented and is impacting industries across the globe.