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Lack of funding leaves Dutch AI lagging

Several initiatives to promote AI research in the Netherlands have emerged over the past two years. Bits&Chips asked three foremen to highlight the importance of artificial intelligence for Dutch economy and Dutch society.

Headlines

Dutch forensic lab first to decrypt Tesla’s driving data
ASML experiencing growing pains
Government scrutinizes security ramifications of High Tech Campus deal
Kitepower’s first airborne wind energy system lifts off in Aruba
EC accelerates Hardt Hyperloop with €15M investment
Novel-T and Imec.istart team to accelerate Dutch tech startups
Midiagnostics to commercialize Imec’s Covid-19 breathalyzer test
Dutch want photonics, AI and quantum in European Chips Act
Axelera AI attracts CTO from IBM Zurich
Samsung increases EUV layers in DRAM to five

Lithium ion’s sulfury cousin one step closer to commercialization

Adding to much of the research progress in recent years, scientists from Australia’s Monash University have ticked yet another box for getting promising lithium-sulfur battery technology ready for commercial application.

In other news

Former Philips top cryptographer compromised encryption devices (VPRO)
Shell mulls Makani future as Alphabet drops energy kite project (Recharge)
Folding glass: how, why, and the truth of Samsung’s Z Flip (The Verge)

Don’t build new platforms

Building new platforms to replace existing ones is a highly risky R&D initiative fraught with challenges. Instead, commit to continuously investing a part of your R&D resources in refactoring your existing platform.