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  • Google Gemini temporarily stops generating images of people following criticism over diversity February 23, 2024
    Google’s AI model Gemini will temporarily not generate images of humans after it was found that errors crept into creating photos of people of a certain race. Gemini wanted to be too diverse, it turned out. Tech companies are trying to catch on to the artificial intelligence hype currently underway. Unfortunately, some companies are moving […]
  • Four education and training programmes to receive €7m under Innovators’ Initiative February 23, 2024
    Education and training programmes specialising in medtech, sustainable food, cyber security and digital health will receive €7 million under the Innovators’ Initiative. The funding will be allocated over seven years and will create cohorts of highly skilled innovators who can observe and identify unmet market needs within specific sectors of growth in Ireland. Upon completion […]
  • Planned Microsoft CPUs up the ante for custom silicon February 23, 2024
    Intel’s plan to grow by mopping-up excess demand for chips appears to be working. The company, which has been lagging competitors in both the chip design stakes and in share price performance, now says it expects to overtake Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) as the world’s largest chip manufacturer by 2025.  Indeed, the company is […]
  • Wicklow payroll tech company announces 40 new jobs, €2.9m investment February 23, 2024
    HR solutions provider SD Worx Ireland is to create 40 new jobs over the next two years as part of a €2.9 million investment. The company, formerly known as Intelligo, now expects to grow to a team of 115 by year-end 2025. Driving the Wicklow-based company’s growth in Ireland is the increased complexity of payroll […]
  • Do we need an AI ‘kill switch’? February 23, 2024
    Should we have the ability to turn AI off? All of it? This week Niall and Dusty look at the benefits. Later Mastercard’s Ann-Marie Clyne looks at the benefits her company has seen using the Fasttrack to IT apprecticeship (FIT) programme. To never miss an episode of TechRadio subscribe, comment and rate us on iTunes, Soundcloud and Spotify or find us via RSS, […]
  • Lenovo results show non-PC business accounts for 42% of revenue February 22, 2024
    Third quarter results for Lenovo Group released today showed revenue increasing 3% year-on-year to $15.7 billion, and Group profitability improving quarter-to-quarter for the second time in a row. Net income was $357 million with net income margin up 0.4% quarter-to-quarter to 2.3%. The Group’s diversified growth engines continued to deliver strong performance, with revenue from […]
  • Google opens up secrets of AI with Gemma February 22, 2024
    Google is releasing two scaled-down versions of its Gemini artificial intelligence bot to the public. Gemma can be used for simple tasks primarily in English, such as summarising or engaging in simple chatbot conversation. According to Google, tests have shown that Gemma would outperform larger models from competitors. This claim has not yet been confirmed. […]
  • The best advice for winning any award February 22, 2024
    I was very privileged to receive an e-mail from the editor of TechCentral this week, regarding the upcoming and much anticipated Tech Excellence Awards, with the following subject line: Tips from the Tech Excellence Awards judges. I have to confess, my first reaction was to wonder why anyone would need ‘tips’ plural when surely the […]
  • Nvidia sees revenue nearly quadruple in Q4 2023 February 22, 2024
    Nvidia’s has reported fourth-quarter revenues for its fiscal year 2024 of $22 billion, up from $6 billion on the same period in 2023. The reason? Despite being synonymous with graphics processing units, this quarter’s success can be attributed to the performance of the company’s data centre division whose success has been driven by the huge […]
  • Alpaca wins Learnovate, AWS accelerator programme February 21, 2024
    Alpaca has been selected as the overall winner of the new EdTech Accelerator Programme from The Learnovate Centre in Trinity College Dublin and Amazon Web Services (AWS). The EdTech Accelerator Programme for learning technology start-ups ran from 5 December 2023 to yesterday and 10 companies were selected to take part in the programme. Its aim […]