Will a Robot Steal my job?“Just because we can automate something, should we?”

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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A new documentary is posing an interesting question, albeit one that has been asked since the industrial revolution – could you lose your job to a machine? Anne-Marie Tomchak, UK Editor of Mashable attempted to find the answer in the documentary, Will a robot steal my job?. Anne-Marie and Barry O’Sullivan, a UCC Professor who works in AI, joined Ray on The Ray D’Arcy Show to talk about the programme and to tell Ray about some recent developments in AI.  Ray wasted no time …

Bob Geldof gives back Freedom of the City of Dublin‘It pains me to give it up… It’s all I can do.’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Bob Geldof played a pivotal role in the welcoming of Aung San Suu Kyi to the city of Dublin in 2012.  He sang at a star-studded concert, he gave a speech, he welcomed her with open arms when she came to accept the Freedom of the City of Dublin, originally awarded to her in 1999 while she was under house …

Weather Week“It may come across as sunny spells and scattered showers but there’s a lot going into that!”

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Science Week is the perfect opportunity to discuss one of our favourite national obsessions, the weather, and no one more qualified to talk about it two of MET Éireann’s finest, Joanna Donnelly and Siobhan Ryan.  They joined Sean O’Rourke to talk trips to China, Ophelia and what it takes to become a meteorologist.  Siobhan says: “When I used to watch …

Being a Non-drinker‘I never felt as much stigma as I did when I was sober…there was never that kind of stigma when I was a problem drinker.’

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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The upcoming Public Health Alcohol Bill has sparked some interesting conversations about alcohol and alcohol abuse. Last month, John Higgins spoke to Ray D’Arcy about alcohol and suicide following the death of his son 6 years ago. Today, Ray played host to three more people who have been affected by alcohol in different ways: Irish Times writer Laura Kennedy (a non-drinker), Model Alison Canavan (a non-drinker for 3 years) and The Today Show with Seán O‘Rourke team member Brian O’Connell (sober for …

Callan's KicksChief Hopper: ‘It’s a monster, Joyce. A beast. Kids locked in their rooms for hours, sometimes days, at a time, unable to move except to maybe get up and find a six pack of Tayto. Netflix has them…’

As heard on Callan's Kicks

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Leo and Stratcom try to come up with a new referendum to divert attention from actual policies… Mrs Brown contacts Sean O’Rourke to talk to a parenting expert about her non-tax paying boys… And we listen to the automated answer machine at the Gate Theatre… Share this Post

Author Joe Hill‘I am a believer in pulling out every trick in the book to keep the reader’s attention stapled to the page’

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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Bestselling horror and supernatural writer, Joe Hill came on The Ray D’Arcy Show to talk about writing every day since the age of 13, seeing his work adapted for the screen and growing up in a family of writers. Hill described his latest book, Strange Weather, as “four short novels of dread and the unnatural”. When Ray said that there was a “cinematic” quality to the writing, …

Ladybird Books for Grown-ups‘There was a sense of being allowed to take a national treasure and try to not smash it into a wall.’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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With titles like The Ladybird Book of the Mid-life crisis, The Ladybird Book of the Hipster and The Ladybird Book of the Hangover, it’s safe to say comedy writers Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris have made an impact with their take on the original Ladybird books for children. They joined guest-host Dave Fanning on The Ryan Tubridy Show to discuss the latest books in the series. Dave started by asking the duo to clarify how many new …