Founded by Conor Brady, former Editor of The Irish Times, and Neil Brady, a former journalist with social media agency Storyful and The Guardian, CaliberAI is a unique team of editors, developers, lawyers, linguists and computer scientists, dedicated to building technologies that make digital publishing a safer, more accountable process for all.
We aim to reduce risks to publishers and others by helping to counter potentially defamatory and harmful content, through the use of Artificial Intelligence systems built to the highest ethical standards. Publish with diligence.
The CaliberAI Team
Neil Brady, CEO & Co-Founder
Neil Brady is a journalist and academic researcher. He previously worked as Digital Policy Analyst with the Institute of International and European Affairs (IIEA). Prior to this, he worked for the Guardian and social media agency Storyful. He holds an MA in Political Science from University College Dublin and an MBS in Management & Organisation from the Smurfit Business School.
Conor Brady, Chair & Co-Founder
Conor Brady is a journalist, novelist and academic. He was Editor, The Irish Times between 1986 and 2002, and Chair, World Editors Forum between 1996 and 2002. He was a Commissioner with policing oversight authority, GSOC, from 2005 - 2011. He has held appointments on a number of state boards and is currently Chair of Ireland’s Top Level Appointments Commission (TLAC). In 2020, he was appointed Honorary Professor of Journalism at NUI Galway.
Gul Kamisli Hasanoglu, Machine Learning Engineer
Gül Kamisli Hasanoglu is a computer scientist with a specialisation in machine learning and a passion for its interdisciplinary application. She has previously worked on the use of machine learning in the healthcare sector, in the field of genomics, including the use of neural networks for gene to gene interactions. She holds an MSc in Computer Science from the University of Oxford, a BSc in Industrial Engineering and a BA in Economics from Koc University.
Alan Reid, Computational Linguist
Alan Reid is a linguist, programmer and translator with over a decade of experience in providing language solutions to German automotive and mechanical engineering companies and global PR and energy corporations including South Stream Transport B.V., Hill & Knowlton Strategies, World Future Council, MENZER Tools and RaceChip Tuning, among others. He holds an M.Phil. in Speech and Language Processing from Trinity College Dublin and an MA in English from University College Dublin.
Paul Watson, Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
Paul Watson is a web developer and digital engineering leader. He co-founded and was CTO of Kinzen, a provider of personalisation services and tools for publishers to engage with readers. Prior to this Paul was CTO of Storyful and co-founded FeedHenry out of the Waterford Institute of Technology. Paul has been a professional programmer since 1997.
Ola Majekodunmi, Data Annotation Strategist
Ola Majekodunmi is an Irish radio broadcaster, journalist and Gaeilgeoir. She is a regular contributor to public discussion on topics concerning politics, current affairs and race, and has made appearances on TG4, RTÉ and BBC, amongst others. In 2018, Ola directed and produced the viral video, 'What Does Irishness” Look Like?'. She is a board member of Foras na Gaeilge and the Dublin International Film Festival. She holds a BA (hons) English, Media, and Cultural studies and an M.A. in Digital Broadcast Production.
Abby Reynolds, Data Linguist
Abby Reynolds is a linguist and researcher who specialises in gender representation and equality within language. With an academic background in both the formal foundations of language and linguistic theory and the central concepts in speech science, she also has experience in working with written and aural corpora, tools used in speech synthesis and phonetic transcription and analysis, and language processing. After a period spent in New York working in America's foremost poetry foundation, Poets House, she obtained an MPhil in Speech and Language Processing at Trinity College Dublin where she had previously received her MA in English Studies.
Eilis Boyle, UX Design Lead
Eilis Boyle is a UX designer and researcher with a background in content strategy. Previously Eilis was Design and Research Manager at Kinzen as well as UX Design Manager at Dropbox. She has worked as a service design and content strategist for several large companies, including Ryanair. Eilis is a graduate in Applied Languages from the University Antonio Nebrija in Madrid and is an advocate for the importance of language and words in design.
Danielle Sinha, Data Annotation Strategist
Danielle Sinha is a linguist and speech scientist. She has a theoretical background in general linguistics and English linguistics as well as applied research in speech sciences including text-to-speech and computer-assisted language learning and applied linguistics. She holds an M.Phil in Speech and Language Processing from Trinity College Dublin and a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and Political Science from Simon Fraser University.
Hilary White, Data Annotation Strategist
Hilary White is a writer, journalist and editor based in Dublin, Ireland. He has been a weekly contributor to Irish national broadsheets including The Irish Independent, The Sunday Independent, The Irish Times and The Irish Examiner, for more than a decade, covering areas such as arts, culture, travel, and the environment. He has also worked as an editor for a range of publications, from freesheets and broadsheets to glossy magazines, international journals, and bestselling books. He is a regular guest contributor on RTE Radio, Newstalk, and Today FM.
Daniel Wighton, Data Annotation Strategist
Daniel Wighton is a journalist and editor based in Berlin, Germany since 2012 and originally from Cairns, Australia. He currently works as a German correspondent for The Daily Telegraph as well as a sports correspondent for Agence France-Presse. He is also Editor of The Local Switzerland and The Local Austria. Previously he lived in Vietnam and Thailand, where he worked with universities and community legal centres in the fields of labour and human rights law. He holds a Bachelor of Journalism/Bachelor of Laws from Queensland University of Technology.
Baroness Onora O’Neill is a philosopher, ethicist and crossbench member of The House of Lords. She was Principal of Newnham College, Cambridge, 1992 - 2006; President, the British Academy, 2005 - 2009; Chair, the UK Equality and Human Rights Commission, 2012-16. She lectures and writes on justice and ethics, accountability and trust and the ethics of communication. She has been awarded the Kant Prize, the Holberg Prize and the Berggruen Prize.
Alan Rusbridger is a journalist and academic. He was Editor in Chief of the Guardian between 1995 and 2015. In 2014, he was awarded the Right Livelihood Award for "building a global media organisation dedicated to responsible journalism in the public interest, undaunted by the challenges of exposing corporate and government malpractices." He is currently Principal at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, as well as Chair of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. In 2020, he was announced as one of the first members of the Facebook Oversight Board.
Margaret E. Ward is an award-winning journalist, entrepreneur and broadcaster. She worked for The Irish Times, The Sunday Times and Newstalk radio, and is a recipient of the Law Society of Ireland’s Justice Media Award. Margaret is Founder and CEO of leadership development consultancy Clear Ink. In 2010, she founded not-for-profit Women on Air to address gender imbalance on radio and television. She is a member of the board of tourism body Fáilte Ireland and served on the board of Ireland's public service media RTÉ from 2015-2020.
Karyn Harty is a Partner with law firm McCann Fitzgerald, with a specialisation in Media law, including litigation, defamation, breach of confidence, contempt of court, privacy, source protection and injunctions. She is an e-discovery specialist, a member of the Sedona Conference WG6 and regularly advises on data related litigation and investigations.
Barry O'Sullivan is an award-winning academic based at University College Cork (UCC) and Vice Chair of the European Commission High Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence (AI HLEG). He is a Fellow and current Deputy President of the European Artificial Intelligence Association (EurAI) and is a founding director of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics. He is also a Member of the Royal Irish Academy.
Murhaf Hossari is Machine Learning Research Scientist at Nokia Bell Labs. Prior to this he was AI Solutions Architect with the ADAPT Centre at Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and Language Software Localisation Engineer at Apple Inc. His main interest and expertise is Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning and Deep Learning.
Eoin O’Dell is a Fellow and Associate Professor at the School of Law, Trinity College Dublin. Professor O’Dell is a specialist in freedom of expression and data protection, and is a member of the Irish Data Protection Forum. He regularly blogs on data protection matters at cearta.ie.