Cirdan shortlisted for 2021 AI Awards Ireland

Rebecca Fitton

19th Oct 2021
Cirdan shortlisted for 2021 AI Awards Ireland

Cirdan are delighted to have been shortlisted for ‘Best Use of AI In a Sector’ (Healthcare) at the 2021 AI Awards Ireland. Our submission for the awards was based around the results of a KTP project undertaken by one of our AI Engineers, Jonathan Armstrong.

Jonathan helped embed AI into the company, firstly with one AI algorithm running in our X-ray imaging product CoreLite to identify microcalcifications in breast biopsy and then developed an AI algorithm to successfully identify tumour tissue in Whole Slide Colon Polyp images.

Commenting on the successful shortlisting , Jonathan said: “The recognition for our AI application was the result of a challenging KTP project and great collaborative effort from all involved. My supervisors Dr. Paul Miller and Dr. Jesus Martinez-del-Rincon in Queen’s, and Dr. Maurice Loughrey from the Royal Victoria Hospital were guiding lights both in the application and the development of this technology. It was a privilege to work with Cirdan and implement their motto to ‘Improve wellbeing through innovation’ in such a cutting-edge field.  Since the project completion we have continued to grow our AI and  R&D team to continue the work of developing new algorithms and researching novel applications of the technology.”

About the Awards:

Founded in 2018, the AI Awards aim to increase public awareness and support of Artificial Intelligence by bringing academia and industry together to showcase and recognize the excellent AI work and dedication within AI on the island of Ireland. The awards will:

  • Reward, showcase and highlight the research, applications, and products of the AI community in Ireland.
  • Promote and market Ireland globally as a first-choice home for AI investment and job creation, research and product development.
  • Any profit from the AI Awards will be reinvested in the AI community in Ireland.

AI Awards Ireland celebrates and highlights the achievements in a number of industries and ranging from start-ups, established companies and individuals across a wide variety of categories. Overall this will be a very exciting Awards programme which reflects the work happening across the industry.

Congratulations to all the other finalists and We look we look forward to seeing you all at the virtual awards ceremony on Wednesday 24 November 2021.