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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

Semiotic Labs gets a new investment and a new identity
Verhaert and Spacetec land contract to support space startups
Philips sees Jeroen Tas step down as innovation chief
Fastned plugs into €150M investment
Automotive drought forces Neways to ax another 100
ASML bags 4.3 billion dollar EUV order from Hynix
A peak inside Samsung’s EUV-made DRAM chips

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).