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Europe’s AI business model

Taking the ethical route in AI, Europe may present a viable alternative approach to that of China and the United States. By offering something that neither AI champion can – things like privacy and transparency – European companies stand a fighting chance.

Headlines

Lightyear rides with Finnish manufacturing partner over VDL
Smart lens from Flanders sees €8M in Series A investment
Intel rumored to be interested in buying Globalfoundries
Dutch companies join hands to supply commercial quantum computers
New center for THz technology launches at TUE
Neuromorphic AI developer Innatera boasts new chairman of the board
Printed-electronics startup Keiron sees funding lift off with NWO grant

Sorama’s acoustic imaging technology powers Fluke leak detector

The Fluke II900 Sonic Industrial Imager offers maintenance teams a new way to locate leaks in compressed air, gas and vacuum systems. The handheld device uses the sound analysis technology from Eindhoven-based Sorama to quickly and accurately pinpoint issues.

In other news

The US Air Force successfully tests a laser system to shoot down missiles (The Verge)
The first all-electric Mercedes-Benz just rolled off the line (Driving)
Infineon quarterly sales flat (Reuters)

The IIoT: a great opportunity for Brainport and the Netherlands

Tycho Sonnemans and Georgo Angelis of Eindhoven University of Technology’s High Tech Systems Center are building up a consortium of industrial partners and knowledge institutions to deal with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).