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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

Global semiconductor revenue tops 500 billion this year
Sioux sets up shop in Apeldoorn
Philips and ESI make Comma tool available through Eclipse
Dawn Aerospace validates B20 Thrusters in space
Imec.istart balloons to ‎€30M as maximum investment doubles
Layoffs at Ampleon during surge of RF activities in Nijmegen
Easics eyes expansion and elects a new CEO

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).