UK research, consultancy and technology company Trilateral Research is to add 10 new jobs in Co Waterford after the company was awarded €1.2 million in EU funding to undertake research in climate change, cyber-security and the combatting of misinformation.
The new roles, which are in addition to the 40 jobs announced as part of Trilateral Research’s expansion last year, will support the company’s machine learning, AI and software specialisms alongside their data ethics, data protection and cyber-risk services.
The jobs will include specialist social science researchers and trainers as well as support roles including marketing and communication, accounting and bookkeeping.
The funding will enable research into public policy development in relation to climate change, cross-border information sharing in cyber-crime and techniques for combatting radicalisation and misinformation exposure.
The company said it would highlight its approach to tackling societal challenges in the public and private sector.
Trilateral Research chief executive Kush Wadhwa said: “We are delighted to contribute to the EU’s efforts in these areas and look forward to applying our expertise in leveraging data through responsible AI to tackle the complex social problems that increasingly affect us all.”