Cork Institute of Technology (CIT)

Competences Natural Language Processing, Machine Translation, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, eHealth

Type of Organization Academic

Short CV

Cork Institute of Technology is a leading third level educational institute in Ireland with over 17,000 students across the Faculties of Science & Engineering and Business & Humanities. The ADAPT Centre for Digital Content Technology (Grant 13/RC/2106) is funded under the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centres programme and combines the world-class expertise of researchers initially at four universities based in Dublin with that of its industry partners to produce ground-breaking digital content innovations. In 2019, Cork Institute of Technology become officially a partner at ADAPT Centre and found ADAPT@CIT research group led by Dr Haithem Afli. ADAPT’s vision of the future envisages a revolution in the way people can seamlessly interact with digital content, systems and each other; enabling users to achieve unprecedented levels of access and efficiency. ADAPT sees global digital content as ‘live content’, where content technologies are enabled with embedded intelligence to deeply analyse, translate, adapt and multimodally deliver content to users appropriate for their needs, preferences, and use. Providing Personalized Digital Content will be the key enabler for users to globally engage without being overwhelmed. ADAPT research is spearheading the development of next-generation digital technologies that enable seamless tech-mediated interaction and communication. The breadth of ADAPT’s research expertise is unique globally and the Centre’s structure supports collaborative innovation with industry to unlock the potential of digital content. ADAPT has attracted over €50 million research funding from Science Foundation Ireland and industry collaborations. ADAPT has significant commercial expertise having engaged with more than 140 companies in Ireland and beyond, from indigenous start-ups to multinational enterprises. With a dedicated business and commercial development team, ADAPT has a strong focus on understanding and addressing technology and business challenges to deliver solutions tailored for industry collaborators.

Main contact: Haithem Afli