Prof Barry O’Sullivan_

Prof Barry O’Sullivan_

Director, Insight research centre

Barry O’Sullivan is an award-winning academic working in the fields of artificial intelligence, constraint programming and operations research. He also works in AI and data ethics, as well as public policy-making related to AI. Recently, he has become increasingly involved in international diplomacy on AI and emerging disruptive technologies.

Barry is the founding director of Insight, the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) research centre for data analytics, at University College Cork. He is also founding director of the SFI Centre for Research Training in Artificial Intelligence and a principal investigator at Confirm, the smart manufacturing research centre.

He served as vice-chair of the European Commission’s High-Level Expert Group on AI which developed the Ethics Guidelines for Trustworthy AI and the subsequent Assessment List for Trustworthy AI. He is a scientific advisor to AI Watch, an initiative of the European Commission’s joint research centre tasked with monitoring the uptake of AI in Europe.