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Secure communication with 7 bits per photon

Fast development of quantum computing increases the risk of breaking cryptography. At the University of Twente, researchers developed a new method using photons for secure key generation, resulting in transmission speeds of up to 7 bits per photon.

Headlines

Differ leads search for better electrolysers
These innovation stimuli are included in the 2021 national budget
Futurelab pockets new investment and a new home at Evoluon
SALD deposits trust in new advisory board
Vanmoof pedals series B to a €34M payout
Ghent diagnostic startup Antelope gets injected with additional €9M
IBM aims to cross 1000 qubit border in 2023
Pandemic drives rise in fab equipment spending
Smarter bug checking by containing the state space explosion
EIT’s corona-tracking bracelet headed for Benelux events
TU Delft starts up robotics master
Nvidia acquires Arm in 40 billion dollar deal
Dutchies well-represented at Itea Awards of Excellence
SRON’s Gusto sensors are good to go
Twente researchers develop on-chip light amplifier

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.

In other news

NASA mathematics legend and “Hidden Figure” dies at 101 (CNET)
Dutch Navy commissions new VR program (Naval Technology)
Intel debuts 5G base station chips as Huawei alternative (Nikkei Asian Review)

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Engineering machines that learn

The discipline of ML engineering is emerging. To investigate the questions this raises, researchers in the fields of software engineering and machine learning have teamed up, identified practices and embedded these in a survey.

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