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In our Sunday newsletter, we editors reflect on the past seven days. We do this on the initiative of our cartoonist Albert Jan Rasker. He chooses a subject, draws a picture, and we take it from there.

“Do you want good or really good coffee?” asks Franken as I step off the elevator on the third floor of the Microlab at Strijp-S in Eindhoven. I opt for the latter, which results in Franken grinding South American beans (“fruity, but also bitter”) with a hand grinder. A minute later, deliciously fragrant coffee drips from the funnel into the Aeropress. At a hip coffee shop in Amsterdam, they would call it slow-drip coffee; filter coffee suffices in the rest of the Netherlands. 

Over delicious coffee, I interviewed Buster Franken, co-founder and CEO of Fruitpunch AI, about how he wants to bring about systemic change with artificial intelligence, philosophical questions like “What is evil?” and coffee.

Buster’s mission is to teach engineers how to work with artificial intelligence and build a global community of engineers who can ethically use AI. Through education and awareness, FruitPunch AI aims to create positive change and contribute to the systemic change needed to set the world on the right course.

Buster’s enthusiasm and drive made it an interview I will never forget. Albert Jan and I wish everyone (in the world and far beyond) a sip of his infectious FruitPunch this weekend – instead of a beer or wine.

The fact that AI is becoming an increasing part of our lives is a given. But what impact will this technology have on our lives in the future? This magazine edition focuses on precisely that question. Read it here!

Here’s what else caught or eye last week:

You can read the rest of the articles here. Have a nice week!

Aafke Eppinga
editor-in-chief Innovation Origins

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