Webio’s Paul Sweeney predicts businesses will soon have to get more conversational with those using their products or services.

Retailers and service providers will increasingly turn to artificial intelligence to help them engage better with customers to try to anticipate and m(...)

Aoibheann O’Brien and Iseult Ward, co-founders of foodcloud. The firm win a place on the prestigious Blackbox Connect accelerator programme in Silicon Valley. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Two Irish start-ups have beaten hundreds of companies from around the world to win a place on the prestigious Blackbox Connect accelerator programme i(...)