Speaker Details


John Pugh

Nathean Analytics

John Pugh is CTO of Nathean Analytics, a company which specialises in the development of analytics software with a focus on Healthcare and LifeSciences. An experienced CTO, board member and technical leader, John drives the technical direction of the company’s Analytic Data Platform and works with key clients using the platform for AI and machine learning related projects. John was a member of a Horizon Europe project which was developing a Human-Centered AI Master’s Programme which is geared toward training professionals to become social value-oriented AI architects for use by universities across the EU states. Beyond research and project involvements, John has instituted several initiatives aimed at promoting ethical AI practices and enhancing data privacy. John holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science from Dublin City University and in an academic role has taught students in TU Dublin.

Workshop Title: Is AI safety being sacrificed for profit?

This workshop will explore the ethical issues emerging from the boom in the development and use of AI tools, including Generative AI models such as ChatGPT. Many questions arise from the race to commercialise AI applications, some of which have been shown to be flawed and potentially harmful. The development of legal and regulatory frameworks lag way behind the pace of technological advances in Large Language Models and other Generative AI tools, leaving gaps which are being exploited by commercial developers for profit - but at what cost to society?

Personal Information

  • CTO of Nathean Analytics
  • Was a member of a Horizon Europe
Research Interests:

Development of analytics software

  • Healthcare and LifeSciences
  • Machine learning
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Ethical AI
  • Data privacy