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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

Differ leads search for better electrolysers
These innovation stimuli are included in the 2021 national budget
Futurelab pockets new investment and a new home at Evoluon
SALD deposits trust in new advisory board
Vanmoof pedals series B to a €34M payout
Ghent diagnostic startup Antelope gets injected with additional €9M
IBM aims to cross 1000 qubit border in 2023

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)

Top jobs

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).