The EU Digital Scoreboard

Every year, the European Commission, the EC,  publishes reports, studies and scores for how Europe is progressing as part of their Digital Agenda, which was first outlined in 2010. Even though 250 million Europeans use the Internet daily there are still millions of them that have never used the Internet at all! As more daily…

Not-so-Dead Poets Society

When you think of poetry, it is likely that you recall the work of the poets that were on the Leaving Cert syllabus the year you did it; you remember resentfully the hours you spent reciting the lines from the poems you were told by your teacher to have learned by heart, the planning of…

R&G week – 1 year on

Raise and Give Week (R&G, or RAG Week) is always mentioned as a charitable endeavour. Every year, at every event on campus, there are white buckets jangling with change for the less fortunate, But after you drop in a few coins, have you ever wondered what happens to the money afterwards? The charities for R&G…

Science Corner – Artificial Intelligence – ‘It’s life, Jim, but not as we know it’

“I propose to consider the question, ‘Can machines think?’” – Alan Turing [1] As we move ever-closer to the inevitable heat-death of the universe, our modern society is plagued with a question of its own making – can machines think like we do? The growing trend in popular culture is fixated on how the computers…