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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

ASML and ASMI stand to gain from huge TSMC capex boost
Victor van der Chijs steps down from UT executive board
Grai Matter Labs launches low-latency vision inferencer
Braincreators to launch surveillance anonymizer at Schiphol
Demcon delves into sports performance data with Johan Sports acquisition
Photonics-based spectrometry startup Mantispectra finds seed capital
Eindhoven looks to bolster AI and data science prowess for the future
Technobis carves out its photonics activities as Photonfirst
UT’s AI enhances Danish epilepsy implant
Kees Koolen gets his cleantech campus after all

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.