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Self-driving in the dark

If autonomous driving is ever going to be a reality, we’ll probably have to accept some deaths caused by machine error in order to save many more lives in the long run.

Headlines

Kendrion locks up 3T acquisition
Quantum computing unicorn considers European HQ near Imec
Semiconductor boom might turn to glut in 2023, says IDC
The Netherlands joins European chip collaboration
$12M seed round brings Dutch stealth startup Axelera AI to light

Game of marbles

Over the last four years, TUE researchers have been developing smart marbles, sensors to explore hard-to-reach and even inaccessible environments. Meanwhile, on the other side of the Atlantic, Ingu Solutions is deploying a strikingly similar solution.

In other news

“The Netherlands falling behind in AI” (Delta)
Audi plans 9,500 job cuts to save for EV investment (Guardian)
Dutch-Chinese radio telescope antennas unfold behind the moon (Phys.org)

When you don’t know, run experiments

Agreeing on the right way forward is difficult. It’s often quite challenging to accurately predict the implications of changes to the way things are working today.