Fri, 23 Feb 2024 16:46:41 +0000

Minister of State at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Dara Calleary has officially opened a new €5.2 million extension at Platform94, affirming its position as the largest technology innovation centre in the west of Ireland. The Galway city location, which acts as the headquarters for Platform94, has increased substantially to 66,000 sq ft [&hellip The post Platform94 opens €5.2m extension appeared first on TechCentral.ie.

Fri, 23 Feb 2024 16:33:03 +0000

In association with Future Horizons In response to the prevailing issue where attendees of tech and professional industry events often leave with mere glimpses of insight, Future Horizons is set to host an unprecedented event featuring Sir Alex Younger, the former longest-serving head of MI6. The event, scheduled for 15 March at the prestigious Shelbourne [&hellip The post Navigating cyber security for organisational resilience appeared first on TechCentral.ie.

Fri, 23 Feb 2024 12:33:44 +0000

Google’s AI model Gemini will temporarily not generate images of humans after it was found that errors crept into creating photos of people of a certain race. Gemini wanted to be too diverse, it turned out. Tech companies are trying to catch on to the artificial intelligence hype currently underway. Unfortunately, some companies are moving [&hellip The post Google Gemini temporarily stops generating images of people following criticism over diversity appeared first on TechCentral.ie.

Fri, 23 Feb 2024 10:54:03 +0000

Education and training programmes specialising in medtech, sustainable food, cyber security and digital health will receive €7 million under the Innovators’ Initiative. The funding will be allocated over seven years and will create cohorts of highly skilled innovators who can observe and identify unmet market needs within specific sectors of growth in Ireland. Upon completion [&hellip The post Four education and training programmes to receive €7m under Innovators’ Initiative appeared first on TechCentral.ie.

Fri, 23 Feb 2024 10:34:00 +0000

Intel’s plan to grow by mopping-up excess demand for chips appears to be working. The company, which has been lagging competitors in both the chip design stakes and in share price performance, now says it expects to overtake Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) as the world’s largest chip manufacturer by 2025.  Indeed, the company is [&hellip The post Planned Microsoft CPUs up the ante for custom silicon appeared first on TechCentral.ie.

Fri, 23 Feb 2024 10:27:15 +0000

HR solutions provider SD Worx Ireland is to create 40 new jobs over the next two years as part of a €2.9 million investment. The company, formerly known as Intelligo, now expects to grow to a team of 115 by year-end 2025. Driving the Wicklow-based company’s growth in Ireland is the increased complexity of payroll [&hellip The post Wicklow payroll tech company announces 40 new jobs, €2.9m investment appeared first on TechCentral.ie.

Fri, 23 Feb 2024 07:17:49 +0000

Should we have the ability to turn AI off? All of it? This week Niall and Dusty look at the benefits. Later Mastercard’s Ann-Marie Clyne looks at the benefits her company has seen using the Fasttrack to IT apprecticeship (FIT) programme. To never miss an episode of TechRadio subscribe, comment and rate us on iTunes, Soundcloud and Spotify or find us via RSS, pod.link [&hellip The post Do we need an AI ‘kill switch’? appeared first on TechCentral.ie.

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 17:18:30 +0000

Third quarter results for Lenovo Group released today showed revenue increasing 3% year-on-year to $15.7 billion, and Group profitability improving quarter-to-quarter for the second time in a row. Net income was $357 million with net income margin up 0.4% quarter-to-quarter to 2.3%. The Group’s diversified growth engines continued to deliver strong performance, with revenue from [&hellip The post Lenovo results show non-PC business accounts for 42% of revenue appeared first on TechCentral.ie.

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 16:45:42 +0000

Google is releasing two scaled-down versions of its Gemini artificial intelligence bot to the public. Gemma can be used for simple tasks primarily in English, such as summarising or engaging in simple chatbot conversation. According to Google, tests have shown that Gemma would outperform larger models from competitors. This claim has not yet been confirmed. [&hellip The post Google opens up secrets of AI with Gemma appeared first on TechCentral.ie.

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 16:25:25 +0000

I was very privileged to receive an e-mail from the editor of TechCentral this week, regarding the upcoming and much anticipated Tech Excellence Awards, with the following subject line: Tips from the Tech Excellence Awards judges. I have to confess, my first reaction was to wonder why anyone would need ‘tips’ plural when surely the [&hellip The post The best advice for winning any award appeared first on TechCentral.ie.

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 09:48:15 +0000

Nvidia’s has reported fourth-quarter revenues for its fiscal year 2024 of $22 billion, up from $6 billion on the same period in 2023. The reason? Despite being synonymous with graphics processing units, this quarter’s success can be attributed to the performance of the company’s data centre division whose success has been driven by the huge [&hellip The post Nvidia sees revenue nearly quadruple in Q4 2023 appeared first on TechCentral.ie.

Wed, 21 Feb 2024 10:59:29 +0000

Alpaca has been selected as the overall winner of the new EdTech Accelerator Programme from The Learnovate Centre in Trinity College Dublin and Amazon Web Services (AWS). The EdTech Accelerator Programme for learning technology start-ups ran from 5 December 2023 to yesterday and 10 companies were selected to take part in the programme. Its aim [&hellip The post Alpaca wins Learnovate, AWS accelerator programme appeared first on TechCentral.ie.

Wed, 21 Feb 2024 10:44:51 +0000

The test subject who received a brain implant from his startup Neuralink in late January is now able to move a computer mouse with his thoughts, according to company founder Elon Musk. The breakthrough is being seen as a first step in controlling computers without physical actions. Neuralink’s could revolutionise the quality of life for [&hellip The post Musk claims Neuralink patient can move computer mouse through thought alone appeared first on TechCentral.ie.

Wed, 21 Feb 2024 10:27:15 +0000

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has sold 14 million shares in his tech giant worth $2.4 billion. The sale marks his second in a week for the second time in a week and brings to 50 million the number of shares he has offloaded, netting the billionaire $8.5 billion. Amazon on Tuesday night confirmed the recent [&hellip The post Bezos makes $2.4bn after cashing in Amazon shares appeared first on TechCentral.ie.

Wed, 21 Feb 2024 09:08:00 +0000

Carzone has released its 2024 Motoring Report, shedding a light on the growing interest in electric and hybrid vehicles in Ireland. A significant finding of the report is the rising openness to electric vehicles (EVs), with 54% of respondents now considering an EV or hybrid for their next purchase, marking a substantial increase from 35% [&hellip The post Majority of Irish drivers looking to electric, hybrid alternatives appeared first on TechCentral.ie.

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 18:22:06 +0000

Britain’s National Crime Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Europol and a coalition of international police agencies have taken part in an operation to disrupt LockBit ransomware gang. “Today, law enforcement has taken control of technical infrastructure which underpins the LockBit operation, including its primary platform and leak site where data stolen from victims in [&hellip The post International policing operation disrupts LockBit ransomware gang appeared first on TechCentral.ie.

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 17:30:06 +0000

A team of Irish and UK researchers, led by a University College Cork scientist at APC Microbiome have been granted a prestigious Wellcome Trust Discovery Award of €5.3 million to investigate the leading global cause of fatal bloodstream infection. Bloodstream infections are a major cause of illness and death worldwide. The bacterium Staphylococcus aureus is [&hellip The post Wellcome Trust awards €5.3m to project tackling fatal bloodstream infections appeared first on TechCentral.ie.

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 17:09:25 +0000

Tech giant Google will use satellite imagery to detect methane leaks. Location software and AI technology can then be used to find out which plants the powerful greenhouse gas is escaping from. The MethaneSAT satellite will be launched into space next month. From there, it will take images of methane leaks on Earth. An algorithm [&hellip The post Google to track methane leaks from space appeared first on TechCentral.ie.

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 17:02:59 +0000

The OpenAI website now features content created by text-to-video generator Sora, which can generate complex scenes with lots of detail in the subject and background, and with multiple characters. It can generate specific details because it has a good understanding of language. This also allows it to create vivid emotions and characters, as well as [&hellip The post Artificial intelligence steps into a new world with OpenAI’s Sora appeared first on TechCentral.ie.

Mon, 19 Feb 2024 17:22:14 +0000

The European Commission has launched formal proceedings against social network TikTok under the Digital Services Act (DSA), according to Reuters. If found guilty of breaching the DSA the Chinese-owned platform could face a fine up to 6% of its global revenue. The news comes as it was announced the platform is shedding hundreds of jobs [&hellip The post TikTok DSA investigation begins against backdrop of job losses appeared first on TechCentral.ie.