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Doctors embrace AI: computer calculates best radiation treatment

A computer that calculates an entire series of optimized treatment plans for prostate cancer in 30 seconds – that took some getting used to for medical specialists.

Headlines

TSMC calls worldwide plans for boosting chip production “unrealistic”
Trillion+ semiconductor units shipped again this year
Airbus and TNO link on laser-based aircraft communication
ICT accelerates growth plan with Profit and Strypes NL acquisitions
Port of Rotterdam commissions 77 hybrid-electrical AGVs with VDL
Sirius Medical goes international with US approval and UK implant
TSMC pouring 100 billion in capacity expansion
Delft SEM tweak results in 20x faster imaging
Quantum photonics company Quix makes its first sale
Inmarsat files suit over Dutch government 5G spectrum allocation
EU sends Hiber over the moon with €26M investment
Rabobank funds Amsterdam’s Optics11 companies for accelerated growth
Intel intends to build another fab in Europe
Philips sees Domestic Appliances off to a new home

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.

In other news

AI chipmaker Graphcore raises another $150 million (Techcrunch)
Tesla: battery mass production at $100 per kWh (Electrek)
Toyota steers $400 million to self-driving startup Pony.ai (The Verge)

So, you’re customer centric?

To be successful, you need to maintain the positive drive in the team while being crystal clear on who your customer is, be data driven in your decision-making and focus on customer behavior.