Mayor congratulates Limerick’s Ruth Negga on Oscar nomination

first_imgLifestyleArtsEntertainmentFilmNewsLocal NewsMayor congratulates Limerick’s Ruth Negga on Oscar nominationBy Editor – January 24, 2017 1098 Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April No vaccines in Limerick yet Print Shannondoc operating but only by appointment RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Linkedin Twitter Facebookcenter_img Catalyst International Film Festival launches today Email First Irish death from Coronavirus Previous articleMunster confirm Hart & Farrell capture as Hanrahan returnsNext articleGuitar night for Dolan’s Editor Limerick City and County Mayor, Cllr Kieran O’Hanlon has congratulated actor Ruth Negga on her Oscar nomination for her role in the film ‘Loving’.“I was absolutely delighted to hear the news, and all of Limerick is certainly rooting for her,” said Mayor O’Hanlon. “It’s great for Limerick – we’re on the map now in the film industry, especially with our new purpose built Troy Film Studios in Castletroy open for business.”Displaying his knowledge of cinema through the ages, the Mayor pointed to another famous local actor in commending Negga’s achievements, “Ruth is the second Limerick person to be nominated for an Academy Award.  Richard Harris was nominated twice.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Ruth has done her family in Dooradoyle and Limerick very proud,” the Mayor said. “I will be writing to her on behalf of the citizens of Limerick to congratulate her on her nomination and the best of luck at the ceremony next month.  Win or lose, I would love to invite her and her family to a Mayoral Reception, when her schedule allows,” he concluded. Advertisement TAGSfeaturedMayor Kieran O’HanlonRuth Negga Surgeries and clinic cancellations extendedlast_img read more

Practical Steps to Developing an AI Strategy

first_imgWhat are we in the business of doing? This is the first question organizations should answer when building an AI strategy.  Anyone so charged needs clarity on why their company exists in the first place. The company’s mission statement will provide the answer to ‘Why’ the company exists. Once the ‘Why‘ is understood, assess the ‘How‘: how does the company execute on its purpose?For example, at Dell Technologies, our purpose (Why) is to drive human progress, through (How) access to technology, for people with big ideas around the world.With the organization’s mission statement in mind, instances where the company’s operations and outcomes fall short of the mission should be identified. A senior executive leader should have broader insight on where those instances exist and could recruit business leads to scope out pain points as well. For example, a food processing company with a mission to provide superior products and services to customers, might fall short of this mission if the company has high reported numbers of degraded produce or excess waste from product defects. This may point to underlying problems in the manufacturing process. If defects could be predicted with the foresight to avoid excess waste, this would take the old saying that ‘Hindsight is 20/20’ and make it ‘Foresight is 20/20.’All AI use cases are built on defined tasks that identify where AI can be used to improve company operations. In the case of the food processing company, the task could be to ‘predict, detect, identify or recognize,’ and the use case would be to predict or identify defected product early so that the company lives up to its mission. Some examples of AI tasks and the questions they answer are:Detection – Is something detectable/present?Recognition – Can something be identified?Classification – Does something belong to a certain class?Segmentation – If something exists, can it be carved out? How much of it exists?Anomaly detection – Is something out of line with expectations?Natural language processing – Can language and sentiment be understood?Recommendation – Can a solution be found for a desired outcome?Using this ‘task plus use case’ formula creates a running list of use cases from which a company can downselect. If several use cases can be resolved using the same kind of task, it allows for rinse and repeat opportunities and quick AI adoption wins. To downselect, the following questions should be considered:What is the business value? Will it have strategic impact? Can impact be measured?Waste from product defects will cost any company over time. Records of these costs serve as evidence of business value and strategic impact if money can be saved and reallocated to innovative projects.How feasible is the use case? Feasibility can be measured using the availability of relevant data to understand the problem and train AI models. What data is available, where it’s stored and how it needs to be prepared for use in AI are important factors. Relevant data provides information about factors that contribute to the desired outcome. For product defects that could be indicators of faulty processing equipment.As mentioned, looking for external answers too early could take away the uniqueness of internal ideation from the people who know the business the best. Identifying use cases gives reference point while conducting research on what ‘similar others’ are doing with AI. External research informs on the level of effort needed to execute on selected use cases, as some might be successfully deployed already, and some might not. Web searches such as ‘AI + *insert industry*’ or ‘predict product defect + manufacturing + AI’, will yield pertinent results. Other AI tasks might come up and be applicable to other use cases.Understanding the direction of AI adoption sets the stage for building a team of active participants to garner company-wide consensus for adoption. The following individuals would be candidates for this team:Data Architect/Engineer- Designs data retrieval, processing and preparation for consumption.Data Scientist/Machine or Deep Learning Engineer – Uses traditional statistical methods and ML/DL techniques to make predictions and solve complex data science and business tasks.Both sets of individuals understand what software/hardware tools are needed to be successful. Other key individuals include:Database Administrator – Handles data access and control, mainly works with traditional data, and knows data locations.Data/Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst – Performs analyses on historical data and runs reports that quantify costs and strategic impact.BI Developer – Uses tools like SQL and python to standardize analysesBusiness Leads who care about the business benefits of AI.Dell finds that successful AI projects follow a pattern like Maslow’s hierarchy of needs to reaching one’s potential. This hierarchy starts with a use case and works up to an optimized IT environment to support it.Choosing the right solution can be daunting, so we’ve created an ecosystem of resources to help customers on their journey. Find more information here, and if you’re ready to get started, contact our Emerging Tech team. We look forward to voyaging with you.last_img read more

Lady Dogs MS VB Team Victorious Over Lady Raiders

first_imgThe 7th grade BMS volleyball team picked up their second, convincing win of the season defeating South Ripley in 2 games. Scores were 25-21; 25-12.Jade Pflum led the team in serving connecting on 11/13 serves earning 10 points including 4 aces.   Ellie Cassidy was 8 for 9 earning 7 points including 2 aces. Macy Prickel and Abby Westerfeld were dominant at the net with 5 and 4 kills respectively.The team’s record is now 2-1.The 8th grade BMS volleyball team also improved to 2-1 on the season with an exciting 3 set victory over South Ripley. After losing game 1 by the score 25-14, the team rallied to win the next two games 25-21; 15-9. In game 3, the girls overcame a 7-2 deficit. It was a great team win.Kylie Wanninger was an impressive 14 for 15 from the service line earning 12 points including 8 straight points to clinch the match in game 3. Jennifer Speer, Allie Shane, Caitlyn Broering, and Hattie Westerfeld allhad kills at the net to spark the offense. Ciera Rhoads and Kelsey Shupe passed well in the back row to help secure the win.The teams will travel to Greendale on Thursday.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Shelly Prickel.last_img read more

See Thomas Partey’s ‘monster’ display for Atletico Madrid against Liverpool [VIDEO]

first_imgGhana’s Thomas Partey put in a spectacular performance on Tuesday, as Atletico Madrid beat holders Liverpool 1-0 in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 tie.Partey was a beast in midfield, dominating the Red’s usually unbeatable middle line of Fabinho, Wijnaldum and Henderson.He broke up play constantly, ensuring that Liverpool were never able to get a stranglehold on the game.His magnificent passing on the night was a highlight, as he switched play from side to side effortlessly.Partey was also at the center of Atletico’s numerous counter-attacks, passing the ball forward to his strikers with unnerving precision.Saul Niguez’s strike eventually settled the first leg of the tie in favour of the Spanish side.This match against the would-be Premier League Champions was just another highlight in a stellar season for the Black Stars midfielder.He has already dominated games against Barcelona and Real Madrid this season, leading to strong suggestions that he could find himself playing for either of those two clubs next season.There’ve been whispers about a potential move to the Premier League as well with Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea rumoured to be interested in the player.And based on his performance last night, Atletico will have a fight on their hands to keep Partey as teams will be lining up to sign the Ghanaian this summer.Take a look at his Man of The Match performance against Liverpool below Thomas Partey vs Liverpool (H)— TJ (@CohleRust11) February 19, 2020last_img read more