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Eindhoven: the center of AI engineering

The Eindhoven Artificial Intelligence Systems Institute, including the AI Engineering Lab, is set to make the Brainport region the center for AI in engineering.

Headlines

UT quantum computing institute doesn’t pick sides
Philips speeds up diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer
Sioux expansion builds production abilities
Benelux solar teams fill the podium at European Solar Challenge
Tesla takes battery production in-house to build 25k car

Despite advances in technology, systems reliability is getting worse

With a steady increase in global product recalls, highly publicized fines for automotive companies and the recent Boeing tragedies, it’s clear that reliability is a major issue. According to world-renowned expert Michael Pecht, these problems are completely self-created and entirely avoidable.

In other news

Intel’s new chip wizard has a plan to bring back the magic (Wired)
Relive the sound of the 80s with a Bluetooth cassette player (Engadget)
ASML to invest in Van Gogh (Eindhoven News)

Top jobs

Business starts with engineers

I regularly run into engineers who believe that business is the responsibility of others and that their job is to build what they’re told to build. I think that’s a fundamentally flawed point of view.