Lucette Mascini

Start-up of the day: Get rich with the smart rubbish bin from Recytrust

Greek start-up Recytrust designs smart rubbish bins for glass, aluminium, paper and plastic which incorporate a scale that keeps track of how much rubbish it contains via an internet platform. The bins are emptied once they’re full. Their contents are sold via an online auction to a waste...

“No excuse for a sensor designer who ignores dark skin tones”

Philosopher Katleen Gabriëls recently published her book ‘Regels voor Robots’ (Rules for Robots) as part of her chair at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Last week Innovation Origins published the first part of this interview. Today it’s time for the second part, wherein Gabriëls...

“It’s utopian to think that people can make infallible AI”

Philosopher and computer ethics lecturer at Maastricht University Katleen Gabriëls wrote in her book ‘Regels voor Robots’ (Rules for Robots, published last week) on the ways in which we should look at the design of artificial intelligence now that our society is becoming increasingly...

Lack of real emotion from characters betrays deepfake videos

So far, it has not been possible to create a properly functioning algorithm that can flawlessly recognize and discard deepfake videos that appear on the Internet. This is a cause for concern, according to Accenture consultants during the free information day High Tech Next in Eindhoven last month....

In China and South Africa they talk about the ‘wonders of Eindhoven’

If you walk around the High Tech Campus of Eindhoven, you can sense the energy. So says Mayor John Jorritsma of Eindhoven. As a mere ‘alpha’, he felt like one of the few laypersons in the technology field present in the hall of High Tech Next, a free information day in Eindhoven. Or so...

EU Commissioner Vestager to present new AI law at the start of 2020

Over the next three months, European Commissioner Margrethe Vestager will draft a new European law for AI. As of December, she will be responsible for the digitization of the European market. She plans to present her new AI law in March. After that, the European Parliament and the governments and...

Self-driving cars will never be possible in Amsterdam city center

Anyone who thinks that the self-driving car is the future is wrong. At least when it comes to the chaotic mess in city centers like Amsterdam. These are so cluttered and unpredictable that it would be impossible for autonomous vehicles to anticipate traffic conditions. Which is what Carlo van de...

Hardt rules the hyperloop market with their lane switching technology

Optimism is putting a smile on the faces of Hardt’s founders in Delft. This week they announced that they had once again managed to attract major investors. Including the renowned Tukker, technician and investor from the very outset in Booking.com. As well as Kees Koolen, one of the original...

Operate using live, 3D image-guided navigation of the inner body

Philips in Best, the Netherlands, has completed a test of its new ‘Fiber Optic Real Shape’ (FORS) technology at the academic UMC hospital in Utrecht. So, there is no longer any reason to push a catheter through a vein or blood vessel needlessly (because otherwise it wasn’t...

Multi-million-euro injection for large-scale Hardt Hyperloop test track

An international business consortium led by the Dutch green energy conglomerate Koolen Industries has made a multi-million dollar investment in Hardt Hyperloop, which is to set up Europe’s first fully operational and emission-free Hyperloop test facility. This investment round is supported...

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