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Renesas Accelerates Deep Learning Development for ADAS and Automated Driving Applications


Düsseldorf, September 21, 2021 ― Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE:6723), a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, today unveiled the R-Car Software Development Kit (SDK), a complete software platform in a single package that enables quicker and easier software development and validation for smart camera and automated driving applications used in passenger, commercial, and off-road vehicles. "Software development and delivery has been a significant pain point for automotive system developers, involving resource-intensive customized packaging and full installations that typically take several days to complete," said Naoki Yoshida, Vice President, Automotive Digital Products Marketing Division at Renesas. "To alleviate these headaches when it comes to deep learning for automotive systems, Renesas is reinventing the developer experience, offering this new single package, multi-OS software platform that is easy for customers to access, learn, use, and install, enabling customers to quick start their deep learning development." Re-inventing SW development for Automotive Applications Automakers are increasingly turning to deep learning as they look for new ways to enable smart camera applications and automated driving systems for next-generation vehicles. However, most deep learning solutions available today are built on consumer or server applications, which do not operate under the same stringent constraints for functional safety, real-time responsiveness, and low power consumption.

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The New Yorker

Philosophers have long debated the nature of consciousness. This probing study takes an evolutionary approach, examining "experience in general" not only in humans but in much of the animal kingdom. Animals, it argues, developed consciousness gradually, through such biological innovations as centralized nervous systems and the ability to distinguish one's actions from external forces, which have given rise to "varieties of subjectivity." The author is crisp on a subject notorious for abstraction, dissecting fuzzy philosophical metaphors and weaving in lively descriptions of the octopuses, whale sharks, and banded shrimp he observes on scuba dives off the coasts of Australia. Born in 1797 in Düsseldorf, then under Napoleonic occupation, Heine remained a committed liberal even as Germany turned inward after the Congress of Vienna.

Advanced Blockchain AG invests in Tracebloc GmbH, a company using machine learning


Advanced Blockchain AG invests in Tracebloc GmbH, a company using machine learning to reduce scrap in the manufacturing industry Advanced Blockchain (Frankfurt, Primary Market Düsseldorf, XETRA: ISIN DE000A0M93V6) is excited to announce that it is backing Tracebloc GmbH, a German-based company in the smart manufacturing space using Blockchain to enable industrial data with'compute-to-data' and Machine Learning to reduce scrap on the shop floor ( 'It is difficult to keep the scrap rate at a low level at all times, but it is even more difficult to understand why the scrap rate shows outliers. Tracebloc has not only helped us to reduce scrap, but also to generate additional revenue by allowing our business partners to train their models on our data' reports one of Tracebloc's clients who does not want to be named. Tracebloc GmbH was founded by Lukas Wuttke, CEO, in 2019, who is an entrepreneur with a background in tech-consulting and research. He is joined by Farhan Nawaz, Lead Engineer, who is an experienced software engineer that has won various hackathons and other awards. Tracebloc is helping their customers by taking them on a data enablement journey, which ultimately saves production costs and generates additional revenue.

Is artificial intelligence dumbing us down? – IAM Network


Earlier this month, the Guardian newspaper published an article written by a robot. And last week, the New York Times published the news of the first known death from a cyberattack in Dusseldorf, Germany, where a woman died while being transferred to another hospital as a the facility she was taken to the first time was locked down due to a ransomware attack. Are we becoming slaves to the technological blitz we ourselves have unleashed onto the planet? Have we created our own Frankenstein's monster, and now have no means to control it?

Is artificial intelligence dumbing us down?


Coming back to where we started from, with technology penetrating every aspect of our lives, the perils become far more obvious. Just suppose if a cybercriminal can hack into the electricity and water systems of a city. Not very difficult, it is, after all, a matter of tricking the computer systems that manage these facilities to believe that the attacker is a bona fide person and has the right to access. That person can kill hundreds just by this action. Just as last week, cybercriminals invaded 30 servers at University Hospital Dusseldorf, crashing systems and forcing the hospital to turn away emergency patients.

Infosys opens Innovation Centre in Dusseldorf, Germany, with Focus on Cloud, AI, IoT and 5G Technologies


Infosys has opened a digital innovation center in Dusseldorf, Germany, to use the local talent and shrink the IT skills gaps in Europe. The new innovation center will help Infosys to work closely with its clients in the region and support their digital transformation journey. The center will focus on cloud-based services, 5G, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Internet of Things, notes announcement. Infosys revealed that the innovation center would serve as a link between the businesses and some of the leading educational establishments in Germany to reduce the skills gap in the region. Executive Opinion Chief Operating Officer, Infosys, Pravin Rao, said, "This investment in Germany builds on Infosys' long-standing commitment to Europe, our investment in developing a highly-skilled workforce, and our focus on achieving breakthrough innovation for our clients. Dusseldorf is at the vanguard of technological innovation, with a highly skilled labor supply, productivity, social, legal, and regulatory credentials. The new center, along with our strategic academic partnerships, will help us build the next generation of technology talent."

Artificial Intelligence: A New Reality for Chemical Engineers - Chemical Engineering Page 1


As in many other sectors, artificial intelligence (AI) technologies are beginning to emerge in the chemical process industries (CPI). While AI-assisted solutions, and other associated technologies, such as robotic process automation (RPA), Internet of Things (IoT), automated drones and quantum computing, are still relatively new for many CPI applications, developers and users alike are realizing their potential benefits for expediting research and development (R&D), predictive maintenance, process optimization and more. Within its Smart Operations initiative, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA (Düsseldorf, Germany; is utilizing AI capabilities in its global process operations and supply chain. "We use AI to run efficient analyses of complex data arrays for achieving higher production performance, quick product innovation and scaleup for our self-adjusting production systems," explains Sandeep Sreekumar, global head of Adhesive Digital Operations at Henkel. "Our focus is not only on collecting internal manufacturing data, but also on actively working with customers on data collection opportunities during product usage to make improvements and adjust to changing customer needs," says Sreekumar.

Understanding metabolic processes through machine learning


Bioinformatics researchers at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU) and the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) are using machine learning techniques to better understand enzyme kinetics and thus also complex metabolic processes. The team led by first author Dr. David Heckmann has described its results in the current issue of the journal Nature Communications. The synthetic life sciences rely on a detailed and quantitative understanding of the complex systems in biological cells. Only if such systems are understood is their targeted manipulation possible. A system already well known is biological metabolism, in which many hundred enzymes are involved.

EuroCIS 2018 - Into the Cloud with AI: GK Software launches cloud4retail


GK Software SE is presenting innovations and new product versions at the EuroCIS trade show in Düsseldorf. The major focus is on the new full-service solution known as cloud4retail and the personalization of the customer journey with the help of artificial intelligence.