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Who owns AI-based works? The Law faces a challenge

Our copyright law is aimed at protecting works created by the human mind. But with the rise of artificial intelligence, products and ideas are increasingly the result (in part) of stand-alone algorithms. Lawyer Martin Hemmer wonders whether our legal system is fully prepared for this development....

DDW Talk: Humanoid robots need to alleviate human anxiety

During the ‘Digital Design’ DDW Talk, Sony presented its vision on the future relationship between humans and robots. “When robots have evolved so far that we feel like they’re alive, then humans will begin to feel an affinity toward them,” says Rikke Gertsen Constein....

DDW Talk: three opportunities for designing future-proof cities

“We form the public space, but the public space also forms us.” With these words on Sunday afternoon, Chief Government Architect of the Netherlands Floris Alkemade opened the first DDW Talk of this edition of the Dutch Design Week. Together with six other guests, Alkemade tried to find...

Start-up of the week: charging your car can be done in minutes

”Your sneak preview of the future” is the slogan of Innovation Origins, and that’s just what we will highlight with our Start-up of the Week column. Over the past few days, five start-ups of the day have been featured and on Saturday we will choose the week’s winner. Innovation Origins presents a...

Start-up of the week: Greenhouse CO2 emissions can be reduced by tons

”Your sneak preview of the future” is the slogan of Innovation Origins, and that’s just what we will highlight with our Start-up of the Week column. Over the past few days, five start-ups of the day have been featured and on Saturday we will choose the week’s winner. Innovation Origins presents a...

Start-up of the week: potential breakthrough in battery technology

”Your sneak preview of the future” is the slogan of Innovation Origins, and that’s just what we will highlight with our Start-up of the Week column. Over the past few days, five start-ups of the day have been featured and on Saturday we will choose the week’s winner. Innovation Origins presents a...

How photonics takes autonomous driving to the next level

The Automotive Photonics Conference aims to bring the automotive industry and the world of photonics closer together. According to photonics professor Ifelfonso Tafur Monroy, the technique is crucial for the further development of autonomous cars and the Brainport region could play an important...

The robot journalist as a sidekick instead of a replacement

Researcher Chris van der Lee hopes that journalists will lose their fear of the robot journalist. As the executive behind the robot project PASS, he has a close look at what automation can do for the profession, but journalism is still restrained. PASS (Personalized Automated Soccer texts System)...

Start-up of the day: a guide to urban transformation

Spruce up hopeless places and let them shine again. That’s what Sandra Poelman has in mind with her Glowingplaces consultancy. Over the past twenty years as an urban planner and project manager, Poelman has contributed to the urban transformation of Eindhoven. She was one of the initiators...

Sensors in your smartphone as an interactive story source

Data collection by our smartphones is not only valuable for advertisers. It can also be used to tell interactive stories, as ‘story designer’ Steye Hallema has discovered. A form of narration that fits in an era wherein our media consumption is becoming more personal than ever. Social...

Accessible health care for the internationals in Eindhoven

Construction noise everywhere on the fourth floor of the Videolab at Strijp-S. While carpenters are busy working, founders Robert Hazenberg and Dirk Jan Frijling already talk about the intentions behind this new place for expats. They just started an innovative health care center, focused...

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