AI in healthcare, resetting office life, Open Day and start-up funding – AI Digest May 2022

Upcoming events you can’t miss

Startup funding: How to raise venture capital (AI Innovation Center, May 10th)

If you’re a fast-growing tech company, chances are that you’ll need funding – venture capital – to fuel your growth. During this event you’ll learn from experts, investors and founders what works and what doesn’t. Sjoerd Mol (venture capital lawyer at Benvalor) and Thomas Mensink (startup & investment analyst at Golden Egg Check) will share insights and best practices about fundraising and deal terms in an interactive quiz.

High Tech Campus Academy Masterclass: Resetting office life (AI Innovation Center, May 10th)

Today’s organisations need to attract and grow top-performing talent, create engaging social and collaborative cultures, and connect the right people to get work done. In this masterclass, we will be looking at both the physical and digital environment as well as the guidance needed to successfully implement new ways of working and achieve lasting behavioural change. 

The House of Technology: Industrial Sustainability 2022 (High Tech Campus Eindhoven, May 12th)

The House of Technology is organizing an interactive conference on 12 May. The objective is to raise the conversation about the practicality of experiences with design and sustainable manufacturing projects.

The Future of AI in Healthcare (Eindhoven University of Technology, May 31st)

The aim is to bring AI enthusiast together and create a community of like-minded professionals and contribute to having a more preventive healthcare in The Netherlands by improving diagnosis of patients with health-related complaints. This year’s topic is: “The Future of AI in healthcare”, with the subthemes of “AI for oncology”, “AI for mental health”, and “Data privacy in AI for healthcare”. During the event, there will be speaker talks by professionals, panel discussions, and parallel workshops on Python coding.

AI Innovation Session – Medtech: Matchmaking final (AI Innovation Center, June 7th)

During the Matchmaking Finale, the last of our four MedTech series, we bring developers of AI tools and apps that are relevant to the health (care) sector together with the MedTech cluster. Participants can schedule speed dates with experts and technology suppliers. The program includes pitches and presentations from providers on the spot or open mic, so that you can be matched on the spot.

Visit High Tech Campus Eindhoven with your family and friends (High Tech Campus Eindhoven, June 11th)

The theme of the day will be ‘Turning Dreams into Reality’. We’ll feature several hotspots of activities across Campus. Visit the south side to see High Tech Farmers, our sheep (!), the community garden, and to join mini-safari’s guided by our urban ecologist. In the middle of the Campus, you will find the Conference Center buzzing with activities. Here you can help create the city of the future with the Discovery Factory, visit a mini-Career Fair and check out the auditorium where you can hear a specially written fairytale. Curious about startups and scale-ups? Then check out the AI Innovation Center. There is also a lot to do for kids, like AI workshops and mini-coding sessions by IBM with Casper the robot.

AI News

Brainport is capable of making the very best medical robots in the world

Twenty years ago, Maarten Steinbuch, professor of Systems and Control at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), saw a surgical robot from the United States at work for the first time. Twenty years later, Steinbuch’s medical robotics research group has spawned several start-ups and spin-offs. In the meantime, he is no longer a full-time scientist, but divides his time between work for the university, his directorship at Eindhoven Engine and numerous other activities – such as writing columns and advising companies. 

How to strengthen your trust in Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence was projected by IT professionals and leaders a few years ago to be a big part of our futures, and it is already in our living rooms, automobiles, and pockets. It is a part of our everyday lives, and its influence will continue to have an impact on our lifestyles in the future years. As technology developments and innovations have expanded their roles in our lives, we’ve begun to ask what amount of confidence we can have in these

Artificial Intelligence helps optimizing the use of development aid money

Development aid money is used to build schools, connect villages to the electricity grid and expand health care in poorer countries. A detailed and up-​to-date overview of development aid projects is important to ensure that the associated funds are used as efficiently as possible. So far, however, such an overview has been difficult to arrive at due to the large number of projects and donor institutions, writes ETH Zurich in a press release.

AI predicts lung cancer return after radiation treatment

A new study has revealed how AI can predict lung cancer reoccurrence. Researchers developed an AI model to assess how likely an individual patient might experience a relapse of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) after being treated with radiation. This particular type of cancer reoccurs in one out of three patients. The survival rate is 15%. Identifying tumor regrowth in early stages could potentially increase survival rates.

Artificial Intelligence is changing soccer and could decide the World Cup 2022

Refereeing decisions at the World Cup have been debated decades later. Referees need all the help they can get, and they could be about to be given a hand from artificial intelligence. Over the past few years, FIFA has been trialing the use of limb- tracking offside technology, which uses AI along with a series of cameras around the stadium to follow players’ limbs and instantaneously creates virtual offside lines for referees. The technology has so far been used at the Club World Cup and FIFA Arab Cup, and FIFA expects it to be used at Qatar 2022. 

Engineering team develops new AI algorithms for high accuracy and cost effective medical image diagnostics

An engineering team at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) has developed a new approach “REFERS” (Reviewing Free-text Reports for Supervision), which can cut human cost down by 90%, by enabling the automatic acquisition of supervision signals from hundreds of thousands of radiology reports at the same time. It attains a high accuracy in predictions, surpassing its counterpart of conventional medical image diagnosis employing AI algorithms.

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