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The European companies at MWC Barcelona 2024: AI, 5G, VR, XR, Cybersecurity, Digital Transformation, Entertainment, etc.

(IN BRIEF) At the Mobile World Congress (MWC) Barcelona 2024, European companies showcased a wide array of innovations and strategic partnerships that underscored their commitment to driving digital transformation and enhancing connectivity across various sectors. The key topics discussed by … Read the full press release

Driving the Future: Bosch and Microsoft Collaborate to Pioneer Generative AI for Advanced Automotive Safety

(IN BRIEF) Bosch, during the Bosch Connected World 2024 conference, announced plans to integrate generative AI into vehicle systems to enhance automated driving capabilities. This initiative aims to improve road safety by enabling vehicles to better assess dynamic road scenarios … Read the full press release

Mistral AI Advances AI Accessibility: Unveils Mistral Large and Mistral Small Language Models, Integration with Azure Platform

(IN BRIEF) Mistral AI, an AI company, has introduced Mistral Large, its latest advanced language model, offering top-tier reasoning capabilities and multilingual proficiency. It’s now accessible through Azure, in addition to their platform. They’ve also launched Mistral Small, optimized for … Read the full press release

Early Forest Fire Detection System Launched in Laguna Primera de Palos Wetland by Vodafone and CEPSA

(IN BRIEF) Vodafone and CEPSA have teamed up to protect the Laguna Primera de Palos wetland in Huelva, Spain, using an innovative IoT solution. The system, powered by solar panels, detects forest fires early by identifying initial combustion particles. Successfully … Read the full press release

Art Meets Technology: Volkswagen Group Elevates Dialogue on Digitalization and AI in Art with Two-Year Partnership

(IN BRIEF) The Volkswagen Group has partnered with the KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin for a two-year project called “KW Digital: Poetics of Encryption.” This initiative explores the impact of digitalization and artificial intelligence on art and society. … Read the full press release

Elke Anderl Appointed as Head of Sales for Germany at T-Systems

(IN BRIEF) Elke Anderl has been appointed as the new Head of Sales for Germany at T-Systems International GmbH. With 16 years of experience in sales and service, Anderl brings extensive expertise from the automotive and telecommunications sectors. In her … Read the full press release

Deutsche Telekom Unveils AI Smartphone Concept at MWC 2024

(IN BRIEF) Deutsche Telekom, in collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and Brain.ai, unveils a revolutionary AI smartphone concept at MWC 2024. Departing from traditional app-centric models, the device features a digital assistant powered by AI, serving as a personalized concierge … Read the full press release

Deutsche Telekom, ServiceNow, and Cisco Unveil Future-Ready Retail Solutions at EuroCIS Trade Fair

(IN BRIEF) Deutsche Telekom, along with partners ServiceNow and Cisco, will showcase innovative retail solutions at the EuroCIS trade fair in Düsseldorf. These solutions, including “Instore Task Management” and “Law Monitoring,” aim to streamline operations and ensure compliance with evolving … Read the full press release

Vodafone Business Presents Cutting-Edge Hospitality Solutions at FiturTechY 2024

(IN BRIEF) Vodafone Business, in collaboration with tech partners Eviden, Fractalia, and EcoMT, showcased innovative solutions at FiturTechY in Madrid, aimed at revolutionizing the hospitality industry. Among the highlights was a virtual assistant powered by Generative AI, acting as a … Read the full press release

NextGen Initiative: Advancing Cardiovascular Healthcare Through AI-Personalized Therapies

(IN BRIEF) The NextGen project, funded by the EU’s Horizon Europe program with €7.6 million, has commenced in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Led by a 21-member consortium including the European Society of Cardiology, the project aims to personalize therapies for patients … Read the full press release

Volkswagen’s AI Lab: Fueling the Future of Connected Vehicles

(IN BRIEF) Volkswagen Group is spearheading the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) in its vehicles to offer customers enhanced digital experiences. The company has unveiled the “AI Lab,” a global hub for innovation that will identify AI-based product ideas, collaborate … Read the full press release

Saint-Gobain Expands Digital Solutions Portfolio with Glass Service Acquisition

(IN BRIEF) Saint-Gobain, a global leader in sustainable building materials, is set to acquire Glass Service a.s., a provider of digital solutions for glass furnaces. This acquisition will enhance Saint-Gobain’s digital services by incorporating advanced control systems and simulation software … Read the full press release

EMA and HMAs Announce 2028 Workplan to Harness Artificial Intelligence in Medicines Regulation

(IN BRIEF) The European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the Heads of Medicines Agencies (HMAs) have jointly released a comprehensive Artificial Intelligence (AI) workplan outlining their collaborative strategy through 2028. This initiative aims to maximize the benefits of AI for stakeholders … Read the full press release

Cobot Revolution: Mecalux and Siemens Pioneer Collaborative Warehouse Automation

(IN BRIEF) Mecalux, a global provider of warehouse solutions, and Siemens have partnered to enhance industrial automation technologies. They have introduced a pioneering solution, utilizing artificial intelligence, to optimize warehouse picking tasks. The solution, based on Siemens’ Xcelerator platform, leverages … Read the full press release

Siemens Honors Exceptional Inventors in Annual Awards Ceremony

(IN BRIEF) Siemens has recognized twelve outstanding inventors from various countries in its annual Inventors of the Year awards. These innovators have made significant contributions to fields such as artificial intelligence, sustainable power grids, railcar stability, and electric vehicle charging … Read the full press release

Deutsche Telekom Surpasses Fiber Expansion Targets in 2023

(IN BRIEF) Deutsche Telekom celebrates a successful year of expansion with over 2.5 million new fiber connections established in 2023, reaching its ambitious targets. By year-end, eight million households across Germany will have access to fiber optic connections, with nearly … Read the full press release

Leading Institutions Join VINCI in Fourth Cycle of Environmental Research

(IN BRIEF) VINCI, in partnership with AgroParisTech, Mines Paris-PSL, and École des Ponts ParisTech, has renewed its commitment to environmental research with a budget of €6 million until 2028. The collaboration aims to address key environmental challenges, including energy efficiency … Read the full press release

Webuild Group’s Growth and Innovation Drive Focus on Workplace Safety and Sustainability

(IN BRIEF) Webuild Group, a leading international infrastructure company, is focusing on workplace safety, process efficiency, and sustainability in response to the global energy transition. The company’s General Manager, Massimo Ferrari, highlighted their commitment during an address at the “Sustainability … Read the full press release

Enlighted, a Siemens Company, Empowers Industries with AI-Powered Building Solutions

(IN BRIEF) Enlighted, a property technology company owned by Siemens, has introduced AI enhancements to its Location Services solution, boosting tracking accuracy to over 98%. This technology tracks asset and badge locations within buildings through existing intelligent lighting systems. The … Read the full press release

Thales to Provide AI-Enabled Security System for AlUla Heritage Sites

(IN BRIEF) Thales, a global technology leader, has signed a strategic agreement with The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) during the Future Investment Initiative in Riyadh. The partnership aims to enhance security at Al Ula’s heritage sites and historical landmarks. … Read the full press release

Merck Outlines Resilience and Growth Strategy, Targets Fiscal 2024 for Sales Uptick

(IN BRIEF) Merck, a leading science and technology company, has announced its expectation to return to organic sales growth in fiscal 2024. This was revealed during the company’s Capital Markets Day. Despite challenging market conditions in its Life Science and … Read the full press release

Fifth Annual “German AI Award” Recognizes Excellence in Artificial Intelligence

(IN BRIEF) The fifth annual “German AI Award” was presented in Berlin by WELT to honor outstanding achievements in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). The award ceremony included the AI Innovation Award, the AI User Award, and the AI … Read the full press release

Continental Eyes Growth in Radar Sensors and Autonomous Mobility Under Dr. Ismail Dagli’s Leadership

(IN BRIEF) Dr. Ismail Dagli will take over leadership of Continental’s Autonomous Mobility business area, starting on October 1. He succeeds Frank Petznick, who will leave the company at the end of September. Dr. Dagli previously led Continental’s Smart Mobility … Read the full press release

EY Unveils EY.ai: A Game-Changing Platform Blending Human Expertise and AI for Business Transformation

(IN BRIEF) The global EY organization has launched a groundbreaking platform called EY.ai, which combines human expertise and artificial intelligence to help clients transform their businesses responsibly through AI adoption. EY.ai is supported by substantial investments and integrates AI into … Read the full press release

University of East Anglia and GeoAcoustics Develop AI-Enhanced Seabed Mapping System for Real-Time Data Accuracy

(IN BRIEF) A collaboration between the University of East Anglia’s (UEA) School of Computing Sciences and GeoAcoustics Ltd has led to the development of an AI-driven solution for real-time seabed mapping. Traditional sonar-based seabed mapping generates extensive data, requiring manual … Read the full press release

Google Cloud and Estée Lauder Partner to Transform Luxury Digital Experience with Generative AI

(IN BRIEF) Google Cloud and The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (ELC) are expanding their partnership to utilize generative AI for ELC’s brand sites, enhancing the luxury digital experience. Through this collaboration, ELC aims to understand consumer sentiment, improve R&D efforts, … Read the full press release

Ericsson Continues to Empower African Talent with Latest Intake of Graduates in Kenya

(IN BRIEF) Ericsson has introduced a new group of graduates into its Graduate Program in Africa, consisting of 7 individuals who joined the company in July 2023. The program, spanning roles in Engineering, Information Technology, Artificial Intelligence, and Strategy and … Read the full press release

Ericsson’s Graduate Program Welcomes Fresh Cohort in Nigeria, Aiming to Drive Innovation and Digital Transformation in Africa

(IN BRIEF) Ericsson has introduced a new group of graduates in Nigeria as part of its ongoing Graduate Program in Africa. This program offers opportunities for graduates to explore roles in various fields including Engineering, Information Technology, Artificial Intelligence, and … Read the full press release

BioNTech Solidifies AI Advancements with InstaDeep Acquisition

(IN BRIEF) BioNTech SE has completed the acquisition of InstaDeep Ltd., a prominent AI and ML technology company. The acquisition is part of BioNTech’s strategy to enhance AI-driven drug discovery and develop advanced immunotherapies and vaccines for diseases with significant … Read the full press release

Digital X and DMEXCO Unite to Create Europe’s Premier Digital Hotspot

(IN BRIEF) Digital X, the world exhibition of digitalization, is set to return to Cologne on September 20 and 21, 2023. The event will feature over two million square meters of event space, five stages, and a marketplace, with more … Read the full press release

University of Twente Recognizes AI’s Potential While Acknowledging Risks

(IN BRIEF) The University of Twente (UT) acknowledges the opportunities presented by Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools like ChatGPT while emphasizing the need to be aware of associated risks. UT believes that AI can be a valuable tool in education and … Read the full press release

SAP Deepens Commitment to AI Innovation through Investments in Leading Generative AI Companies Aleph Alpha, Anthropic, and Cohere

(IN BRIEF) SAP has announced strategic direct investments in three generative AI companies, namely Aleph Alpha GmbH, Anthropic PBC, and Cohere. These investments align with SAP’s open ecosystem approach to AI and complement their $1+ billion commitment to invest in … Read the full press release

GRAHAM Embraces Artificial Intelligence to Transform the Construction Industry

(IN BRIEF) GRAHAM, a leading construction company, is harnessing the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to revolutionize the industry. Recognizing AI’s potential to address challenges like skills shortages and low productivity, GRAHAM has established a dedicated business intelligence team to … Read the full press release

TUM Spin-off Synthesia Attains Unicorn Status, Now Valued At Over $1 billion, Making Video Creation Effortless with AI

Matthias Niessner, TUM professor and co-founder of Synthesia.

(IN BRIEF) Synthesia, a software company founded by Prof. Matthias Niessner, has achieved unicorn status with a valuation exceeding $1 billion. The start-up simplifies video content production through the use of artificial intelligence (AI) avatars, allowing users to create learning … Read the full press release

ESET Joins Forces with DeepMind to Empower Students at Eastern European Summer School of Machine Learning

(IN BRIEF) ESET, a global cybersecurity leader, has partnered with DeepMind, the renowned Google research laboratory for artificial intelligence, to host the Eastern European Summer School of Machine Learning. The event is currently taking place at the Technical University of … Read the full press release

Saab’s Arexis Sensor Suite Preferred for German Eurofighter EW Variant

(IN BRIEF) Saab’s Arexis sensor suite has been selected as the preferred solution for the German Eurofighter Electronic Warfare (EW) variant by Germany’s defence procurement office (BAAINBw). This follows Germany’s plan to equip 15 Eurofighters for EW missions. Saab’s Arexis … Read the full press release

Vodafone’s Groundbreaking IoT Solution Mitigates Human-Wildlife Conflict for Conservation

(IN BRIEF) Vodafone is tackling the issue of human-wildlife conflict with a new IoT solution designed to promote peaceful coexistence between humans and wildlife. The technology utilizes a combination of solar power, rechargeable batteries, and cameras equipped with advanced algorithms … Read the full press release

Europe’s Digital Targets at Risk Without Regulatory Action, Warns Vodafone

Vodafone Urges Regulatory Reboot to Safeguard Europe's Digital Future

(IN BRIEF) Vodafone has warned that Europe’s digital future is at risk without a reboot of regulations. The company is calling for decisive action from the European Commission to address challenges in the telecommunications sector and ensure that Europe’s digital … Read the full press release

European Parliament Endorses Groundbreaking Rules on AI, Prioritizing Human-Centric Approach

(IN BRIEF) MEPs endorse new rules on Artificial Intelligence, advancing human-centric approach in Europe. The proposed regulations aim to ensure transparency, risk-management, and ethical development of AI systems. MEPs expanded the list of prohibited AI practices, including bans on intrusive … Read the full press release

Volkswagen’s Commitment to Supporting Culture and the Arts Highlighted in Kultursymposium Weimar Partnership

(IN BRIEF) Volkswagen has announced its continued partnership with the Kultursymposium Weimar, a biennial event organized by the Goethe-Institut. The fourth edition of the event will focus on trust in social, cultural, and technological contexts and will feature creative performances, … Read the full press release