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German Automotive Industry: Pulling Strings Together in Africa

Flanked by policy the German Automotive Industry is strengthening its foothold in Africa, but it comes at a cost. China is not a passive bystander. Interview with Marius Ochel of German Association of the Automotive Industry on “Partner Afrika”. What has been achieved so far, next steps, the expansion strategy beyond South Africa, and stakes in the African Continental Free Trade Area.Read more ...

Good or Unusable Artificial Intelligence for Autonomous Driving

Putting artificial intelligence (AI) on its feet is crucial to provide for safety in autonomous driving. While is important, it is not the “Holy Grail”, warns Mario Trapp, Executive Director Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems. He explains different AI tools and reminds of the limits of in-silico learningRead more ...

GAIA-X: Thorny Path to Live Up to High Hopes

Inter-operable digital flows, escape of lock-in contracts, and data sovereignty are most needed in economies where centralised cloud operators define what customers receive. The European GAIA-X initiative is gaining momentum by moving closer to the EU decision centre and providing first benefits to decentralised networks in Europe, but hyperscalers are not bystanders, and competing governments pamper their flagship companies. What’s up? An enquiry by B2Bioworld, and an interview with GAIA-X of Brussels.Read more ...

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Health Apps for YEPPs – Forget about regulations?

Engineering privacy in the era of tightening public concern about oversight and regulationsRead more ...

Metrics for Health and Wellness

Personalised medicine? It’s about health. A systems look at human genetic diagnostics and the road ahead for next-generation sequencing by Leroy Hood, President of the Institute for Systems Biology at Seattle, Washington (US)Read more ...