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At SEMICON Europa – November 2019 – strong focus on medical technologies (MedTech)

Semicom Europa MedTechThis year SEMICON Europa (12-15th November 2019, Munich) will have a strong focus on state-of-the-art medical technologies (MedTech), offering the SMART MedTech Forum as Europe’s first event to foster collaboration in semiconductor value chains and medical technologies.

Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies from Johnson & Johnson will kick off the forum with a presentation on the challenges and opportunities in the healthcare world, followed by MedTech Europe, which will discuss trends in the areas of healthcare and digital medical technologies. IMEC and GE Research will focus on bridging the gap between semiconductors and medical technologies to address global health challenges.

Digital medicine promises to prevent and cure diseases and transform health care through personalized treatment. EPFL experts Lausanne, Philips, Robert Bosch GmbH, and Bart’s Heart Center will discuss considerable advances in personalized treatment, including the use of artificial organs, organs-on-a-chips and human avatars as the next paradigm in health care.

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Microsoft joins project on ethical Artificial Intelligence

Microsoft AI investmentMicrosoft announced it is joining the OpenAI ethical artificial intelligence project backed by Tesla‘s Elon Musk and Amazon, adding $1 billion to the project.

The partnership will be devoted to developing advanced AI models on Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing platform while adhering to “shared principles on ethics and trust,” the companies said in a joint release.

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OpenAI’s main goal is to ensure artificial intelligence can be deployed safely and securely so its economic benefits are widely distributed. Microsoft will become the preferred partner for commercializing new “supercomputing” artificial intelligence technologies developed as part of the initiative.

“AI is one of the most transformative technologies of our time and has the potential to help solve many of our world’s most pressing challenges,” said Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella.

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