Press release from atNorth atNorth the leading Nordic colocation, high-performance computing, and artificial intelligence service provider, has announced today that its state-of-the-art data center in Sweden has been shortlisted in the ‘Built Environment Project of the Year’ category at the edie Net Zero Awards. This announcement follows atNorth’s recent recognition at The 2023 Energy Awards where it was shortlisted in the ‘Physical…
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atNorth the leading Nordic colocation, high-performance computing, and artificial intelligence service provider, has announced today that its state-of-the-art data center in Sweden has been shortlisted in the ‘Built Environment Project of the Year’ category at the edie Net Zero Awards.
This announcement follows atNorth’s recent recognition at The 2023 Energy Awards where it was shortlisted in the ‘Physical Technology of the Year – Heating and Cooling’ category. Both award entries acknowledge the innovative design of atNorth’s SWE01 site, located in Stockholm Sweden.
Launched in 2022, the SWE01 data center was specifically designed to address the growing need for high performance infrastructure in the market. atNorth recognised the environmental and financial impact of cooling this type of infrastructure and designed the site with an overarching goal to focus on power efficiency, renewable capabilities, and intelligent data center operations from the outset. SWE01 includes world class heat capturing technologies that capture up to 85% of the excess heat generated in the site. This is then recycled through the local district heating supplier and has the potential to provide hot water and heating for up to 20,000 homes in the area.
The entry also showcased atNorth’s strategic alliance with CoolIT, a global leader in direct liquid cooling (DLC) solutions, that gave rise to a bespoke DLC system for their high-density servers which further enhanced the existing infrastructure cooling process. The alliance serves as a pioneering blueprint for data centers of the future.
“Data centers sit in the midst of the two current global mega trends – digitalization and climate crisis”, says Fredrik Jansson, Chief Marketing, Strategy & Communications Officer, at atNorth. “We are thrilled that our SWE01 data center has again been recognized for its ability to enable clients to achieve more compute in a highly sustainable way”.
atNorth has recently been included in Data Centre Magazine’s ‘Top 100 Companies in Data Centre’. Additionally, the business is proud to have been recognized by several awarding bodies this year including; ‘Data Centre Sustainability Project of the Year’ and‘Data Center Cooling Innovation of the Year’ categories at the DCS Awards, ‘Data Center Design & Build’ and the‘Green Data Center of the Year’ categories at the Electrical Review and Data Center Review Excellence Awards, the ‘Location Award’ at the Tech Capital Awards, the‘Building of the Year’ and ‘Energy Innovation’ categories at the National Sustainability Awards and the ‘Physical Technology of the Year – Heating and Cooling’ category at the 2023 Energy Awards.
The edie Net Zero Awards aim to recognize and reward the individuals and organizations that are spearheading the transition towards a net-zero carbon economy. More information can be found at the edie Net Zero Awards website https://event.edie.net/netzero
Originally published on 28 September.
Press release from 6G Flagship 6G research at the University of Oulu is already well advanced. The Empirical Software Engineering in Software, Systems and Services (M3S) research group is one of Europe’s largest research units in the software sector, specializing in, for example, car software. The main goal of the started project, 6G Visible, is…
Press release from 6G Flagship
6G research at the University of Oulu is already well advanced. The Empirical Software Engineering in Software, Systems and Services (M3S) research group is one of Europe’s largest research units in the software sector, specializing in, for example, car software. The main goal of the started project, 6G Visible, is to find out the possibilities the 6G technology provides for autonomous driving and the requirements autonomous driving sets on 6G.
The focus is especially on software because an autonomous car is a comprehensive software platform with strict requirements on functionality, reliability, and security. The research partners of this project are the University of Oulu and the Finnish Meteorological Institute. The funding comes from Business Finland’s 6G Bridge program. The project will last until May 2026.
“In the research, our aim is to find out how to combine the various sources of expanded traffic situation information and the most efficient data transfer methods as well as information processing to enable autonomous driving. Software, communication, and computing solutions are critical issues. We also want to find out how the solutions and software architecture can be tested in both virtual and real traffic situations”, says the responsible leader of the project, Adjunct Professor Kari Liukkunen from the M3S research unit.
Researchers focus on enhancing autonomous driving by traffic-related data outside the scope of a vehicle’s own sensors. Extended traffic situation information refers to information that is obtained from elsewhere and combined with the information produced by the car’s own sensors. This refined information is used to assist the driver, remotely control public transport, and finally enable fully autonomous driving.
“The research topic is the development of autonomous driving using our own wireless 5G/6G networks and distributed computing solutions as a basis for the collection of extensive situational information, data analysis and decision-making. The research and its results can be used especially in companies developing software in the Finnish automotive and transport equipment industry in the development of know-how and new business opportunities. As part of other 6G research made at the University of Oulu, this project offers a concrete, intelligent traffic use case for developing and testing software solutions and architectures,” adds M3S university lecturer Pertti Seppänen.
”Finnish Meteorological Institute complements the research themes by developing tailored road weather services for autonomous driving, partially based on weather radar-originated Nowcasting short-term accurate weather forecasts. Intelligent traffic road weather services test track in Sodankylä and autonomous miniature vehicle of FMI are naturally our essential tools in this work”, complements Dr Timo Sukuvaara, senior research scientist of Finnish Meteorological Institute.
The main goals of the 6G Visible project are:
- Deployment of 6G-era technologies and solutions for autonomous and semi-autonomous driving
- Use cases supporting Finnish automotive-related software businesses
- Testing and combining sensors and environments
- Technologies and solutions for enhanced situational awareness
Research topics in a nutshell:
- Smart traffic solutions, sustainability, societal dimensions
- Sensors, sensor data gathering, data fusion
- Big data, knowledge creation, AI, decision making
- System & software architectures related to the problem domain and 6G promises
- Real-time, off-loading and orchestration related to different data types, decision making and AI solutions
- Digital twins, simulations, enhanced validation methods
- Experimentations on the levels of autonomous driving
The following companies are involved in the project:
DIMECC, Remoted, Siili Auto, SpectacularAI, Sitowise, and Elektrobit.
Originally published on 25 September.
🇫🇮 SelectAM Has Launched a Seamless End-to-end Workflow from AM Part Identification to the Delivery of Manufactured Parts
Press release from FAME SelectAM’s AI-powered platform is from now on available as a free open-access version, which allows users to assess large numbers of CADs and part-related data to identify and order AM business cases. The user can get instant AM price quotes and lead times for single parts and assemblies, perform a quick total cost…
Press release from FAME
SelectAM’s AI-powered platform is from now on available as a free open-access version, which allows users to assess large numbers of CADs and part-related data to identify and order AM business cases. The user can get instant AM price quotes and lead times for single parts and assemblies, perform a quick total cost of ownership (TCO) assessment including calculations for conventional manufacturing, estimate your AM saving potential, run mesh integrity checks, and evaluate the overall input data quality level. As shown in the video, these features are provided free-of-charge without any necessary sign-up. Users’ data is neither stored on any server nor collected.
If you are an owner of AM machines or have easy access to them, the subscription-based premium version (upgrade to a free 2-weeks trial) gives users access to expert features (video available here). With this premium version, users can set up their own AM machine and material portfolio, simulate and visualize nesting and slicing processes for a wide range of AM technologies, calculate exact production cost and production times, showcase the redesign potential of single parts and assemblies, and find the best-matching AM technology for uploaded parts. In addition to cost calculations, this software can generate internal AM price quotes based on quotation margins. All steps and settings can be configured to fine-tune results, which are then used to order, or export identified and qualified parts.
As a result, SelectAM’s platform saves time and facilitates the process to identify and qualify parts suitable for AM.
FAME Ecosystem member SelectAM was founded in 2020 by an international team of additive manufacturing experts and software developers. The Finnish startup makes the transition into AM easier. It allows you to screen and identify how your company can streamline production by analysing the supply chain, technical, economic, and (re)design potential of AM in your organization.
Originally published on 18 September.
Press release from Skyfall ventures We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve co-led Databutton’s $5.1 million seed-round together with Maki.vc 💥 Databutton let you build and ship pioneering AI products at at the speed of thought, or as Tech.eu puts it: “The platform is built to work within a browser with users guided through each stage…
Press release from Skyfall ventures
We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve co-led Databutton’s $5.1 million seed-round together with Maki.vc 💥 Databutton let you build and ship pioneering AI products at at the speed of thought, or as Tech.eu puts it: “The platform is built to work within a browser with users guided through each stage with step-by-step instructions, as well as an AI-assistant developer helping build AI assistants. Yes, the code is coding itself.”
Databutton CEO and co-founder Trygve Karper commented:
“We’re excited to have secured this funding, which will allow us to bring Databutton to market and revolutionise the way businesses create and share AI apps. Our AI-assisted product will empower anyone with domain knowledge and ideas to unleash their inner superheroes, enabling them to build amazing productivity tools in record time.”
We’re really excited about Databutton’s vision and capabilities and are looking forward to the continued journey with Trygve Karper, Viral Shah and Martin Skow Røed 🚀
Originally published on 14 September.
Nebojsha Mihajlovski, Executive Chairman at Visma-owned PowerOffice, and incoming Chairman of Payday. Photo: Linkedin Norwegian software company Visma has purchased the Icelandic high tech startup Payday for an undisclosed fee, according to a press release. Payday was founded in 2017 and offers cloud accounting, payroll and invoicing to smaller businesses. Furthermore,…
Norwegian software company Visma has purchased the Icelandic high tech startup Payday for an undisclosed fee, according to a press release.
Payday was founded in 2017 and offers cloud accounting, payroll and invoicing to smaller businesses. Furthermore, Payday integrates with Icelandic banks, tax authorities, as well as e-commerce services such as WooCommerce and Shopify.
“We are very pleased to welcome Payday to the Visma family, and at the same time announce our first market entry in Iceland. The Payday team has developed an extraordinary product with top-class functions and capabilities, making it easy to see why they are winning over more and more customers”, says Nebojsha Mihajlovski, Executive Chairman at Visma-owned PowerOffice, and incoming Chairman of Payday.
With the purchase Visma is now operating in all the Nordic countries. According to the press release, Payday will continue to operate as an independent company, under the same management.
Payday has plans to utilize AI solutions on its platform for expense management and reconciliations.
“From the very first day, our primary objective has been to reduce our customers’ administrative trouble. They have rewarded us with invaluable feedback as well as recommending Payday to their colleagues, further contributing to our growth. This continuous improvement process is entering a new and exciting chapter, as we join the strong Visma family”, says Björn Hr Björnsson, founder and CEO of Payday.
Visma is a leading provider of mission-critical cloud software, with revenue of € 2.06 billion in 2022, 14,500 employees and 1.6 million customers across Europe and Latin America. By simplifying and automating the work of businesses and organisations of all sizes, we enable a more efficient and prosperous society.
Press release from atNorth New Chief Operating Officer (COO) Erling Gudmundsson. Photo: atNorth Infrastructure veteran strengthens the Executive Team as the business experiences significant growth. atNorth, a leading Nordic colocation, high-performance computing, and artificial intelligence service provider, has announced the appointment of Erling Gudmundsson as Chief Operating Officer (COO). The hire supports atNorth’s…
atNorth, a leading Nordic colocation, high-performance computing, and artificial intelligence service provider, has announced the appointment of Erling Gudmundsson as Chief Operating Officer (COO). The hire supports atNorth’s commitment to building a world class leadership team to guide its extensive growth plans in response to the increasing demand for cost efficient and sustainable digital infrastructure. atNorth’s founder and original COO, Benedikt Gröndal, remains at the business and atNorth continues to benefit from his expertise in a new capacity.
“Erling Gudmundsson is an infrastructure veteran”, says Eyjólfur Magnús Kristinsson, CEO of atNorth. “The combination of his technical expertise alongside his commercial acumen makes him ideally suited to supporting our ongoing growth strategy. Erling’s passion for customer service and professional standards align to our core values and we are delighted to gain the expertise of this award-winning and inspirational leader as we continue to scale”.
With over 25 years’ experience of building and operating fiber networks, Erling has lived and worked in several European countries. His most recent position was as the CEO of Reykjavik Fiber Network, a 1G true open access fiber network in Iceland. Erling led the business’s extensive expansion resulting in 80% fiber penetration in Iceland. Prior to this co-founded Industria, a specialist in fiber-optic/mobile networks and digital services and solutions company and also spent 2 years at Iceland’s largest media company, 365. Winner of both the Red Herring 100 Europe Awards the Broadband World Forum’s Annual People’s Choice Award, Erling is a versatile and high achieving, multi-award-winning leader, with a track record of doubling EBITDA, delivering market leading expertise and a forte for delivering exceptional shareholder value.
“I am thrilled to join atNorth to support its continued expansion,” says Erling. “The substantial increase in the use of AI has led to a surge in demand for sustainable high-performance infrastructure. This coupled with atNorth’s perfect Nordic locations, best in class technology and strong team backed by strong owners makes for an exciting future ahead. I’m delighted to be part of the journey.”
atNorth credits it’s collaborative and transformational team for its continued expansion – a team that has been recently bolstered by the appointment offurther high profile professionals including Stephen Donovan as Chief Development Officer, Fredrik Jansson as Chief Strategy and Marketing & Communications Officer, Mardís Heimisdóttir as Director of Strategy Implementation, Tracey Pewtner, as Marketing Director, Elísabet Árnadóttir, Director of Security and Compliance, David Sandars as Sales Director for the UK,Pekka Järveläinen as Sales Director for Finland, Michael Endres as Sales Director for the DACH Region and Wayne Allen, Sales Director — US.
Originally published on 16 August.
FILE PHOTO: A general view of the Norwegian central bank, where Norway’s sovereign wealth fund is situated, in Oslo, Norway, March 6, 2018. REUTERS/Gwladys Fouche/File Photo ARENDAL, Norway (Reuters) -Norway’s sovereign wealth fund made a profit of 1,501 billion crowns ($143 billion) for the first half of the year, partly due…
ARENDAL, Norway (Reuters) -Norway’s sovereign wealth fund made a profit of 1,501 billion crowns ($143 billion) for the first half of the year, partly due to the growth of U.S tech companies and their development of artificial intelligence.
The $1.4 trillion fund’s holdings in tech companies jumped by nearly 39% in the period, with Apple, Microsoft and Nvidia as the stocks contributing the most, helping to drive the fund’s 10% overall return.
CEO Nicolai Tangen told Reuters the strong return came as a surprise for such a large fund given “a pretty worrisome backdrop”, with high inflation and geopolitical tensions.
It was partly due to AI becoming mainstream from previously being seen as “something with potential”, said deputy CEO Trond Grande.
“Now we are seeing that potential being realised and that is being priced in the stock markets of these companies,” Grande told Reuters.
That has also led the fund, the world’s single largest stock market investor, to recently reduce its overweight investment position in major tech companies.
Asked whether he was concerned about a possible crash in tech stocks, Tangen said: “We are always conscious and worried about the biggest exposures of the fund. Now they are in the tech sector. Therefore we monitor that very thoroughly.”
Tech is the largest sector among the fund’s equity investments, representing 11.9% of the its total value at end-2022, its data showed. The fund is also urging companies it invests in to develop and use AI responsibly.
Looking ahead, Tangen said the fund expects it will be difficult to reduce inflation worldwide, not least due to a new phenomenon – inflation fuelled by climate change.
Global warming is lowering food harvests, and thus increasing food prices, and reducing productivity since some workers are unable to work in the middle of the day in some countries.
“The new thing here is the link between climate (change) and inflation and therefore between climate and financial markets,” Tangen said.
The fund, which invests the Norwegian state’s revenues from oil and gas production, owns on average 1.5% of all listed stocks worldwide. It also invests in bonds, unlisted real estate and renewable energy projects.
($1 = 10.5224 Norwegian crowns)
(Reporting by Gwladys Fouche; writing by Nerijus Adomaitis; editing by Niklas Pollard and Jane Merriman)
Article from Controlant The pharmaceutical industry is changing how it approaches automation. While artificial intelligence is the tech buzzword du jour, a focus on intelligent automation has greater, more immediate potential to add value in the supply chain. Defining artificial intelligence vs. intelligent automation Artificial intelligence (AI) is the foundational component of intelligent technology; it…
The pharmaceutical industry is changing how it approaches automation. While artificial intelligence is the tech buzzword du jour, a focus on intelligent automation has greater, more immediate potential to add value in the supply chain.
Defining artificial intelligence vs. intelligent automation
Artificial intelligence (AI) is the foundational component of intelligent technology; it encompasses many critical capabilities, from automating the supply chain to enabling machine learning and robots to perform tasks. However, everything AI “learns” is from the data sets it is exposed to. AI is widely used in pharma, from predicting behavior to reading sensors faster.
Intelligent automation (IA) can be thought of as a pillar of AI. Organizations like hospital networks or warehouses typically use it sparingly to build work processes or use learning abilities to anticipate customer needs. While IA is programmed with built-in logic, it also learns as it is implemented. The more intelligent automation is used, the better the results. Implementing IA can be transformative for pharma companies in:
Providing real-time visibility across the supply chain
Increasing efficiency and accuracy
Streamlining quality control
Pharma executives are increasingly interested in the potential benefits of IA. PwC found in a recent survey that 79% of pharma executives believe that intelligent automation will significantly impact their industry in the next five years.
A case study in the value of intelligent automation in the pharma supply chain
A fireside chat at the recent LogiPharma EU 2023 expo between Pfizer’s Head of Temperature Controlled Logistics Projects, Tomas Fant, and Controlant’s CCO, Martin Thaysen, covered a host of topics, including AI vs. IA in pharma.
Intelligent automation is an exciting proposition for pharma supply chain leaders, and Thaysen asked if the industry is on the verge of a massive shift in the way things are done regarding automation.
“We have to walk before we run,” said Fant. “We still have many processes that are just paper processes that have been scanned into a digital form, but they’re not actually full databases that are interconnected or being used in a smart way, and we do see that pharma still has silos with the data and different elements of it.”
Fant added that there has to be a lot of groundwork completed, which will bring a lot of value. “So, not artificial intelligence but, before that, intelligent automation,” he said. “We’re now at the maturity where we can automate so many steps, and we can do that in parallel while keeping an open mind for AI and more advanced technologies.”
Intelligent automation can be a game-changer when it comes to supply chain management. IA solutions can be used to manage the pharma supply chain, from raw materials to finished products. It can also provide new ways to optimize inventory levels, manage suppliers, track and trace products, and streamline transportation management. By using these technologies, manufacturers can improve productivity and efficiency, reduce costs, and improve patient outcomes.
Finding the right platform is critical as pharma companies seek solutions to work toward more automated processes. Intelligent automation will play an important role in streamlining operations.
Find out how Controlant’s Aurora platform can provide real-time visibility and transform your supply chain.
Press release from Inspera OSLO, NORWAY, July 26, 2023/EINPresswire.com/ — Inspera’s cloud-based assessment ecosystem offers a comprehensive suite of capabilities for seamless assessments. Starting with planning and design, through to delivery, and grading across various formats. Assessment types include formative, summative, and diagnostic exams, coursework, tests, quizzes, term papers, and more. By incorporating Crossplag’s expertise…
OSLO, NORWAY, July 26, 2023/EINPresswire.com/ — Inspera’s cloud-based assessment ecosystem offers a comprehensive suite of capabilities for seamless assessments. Starting with planning and design, through to delivery, and grading across various formats. Assessment types include formative, summative, and diagnostic exams, coursework, tests, quizzes, term papers, and more.
By incorporating Crossplag’s expertise and technology, Inspera aims to further enhance its solutions, each of which empower educators and institutions to deliver authentic assessments with ease.
With the full incorporation of Crossplag into the Inspera digital assessment and remote proctoring ecosystem, clients can expect tighter integration of originality checking and AI writing detection capabilities. Crossplag is the first and only plagiarism detection tool to work across a large number of languages, including translations. This means student submissions can be checked for cross-language matching and originality.
We understand that institutions, educators and students want to be assured that their degrees and qualifications have integrity at their core. With the recent rapid rise and widespread availability of AI tools, the need for AI writing detection has been elevated to the same level as originality and similarity checking. The incorporation of Crossplag capabilities in all of these areas will enable institutions to assess with greater confidence.
Crossplag’s AI writing detection capabilities, coupled with the subject expertise of educators make for a powerful combination in upholding standards and integrity.
This acquisition is set to accelerate the impressive work accomplished by Crossplag so far. This will ensure Inspera’s clients and partners benefit from innovative solutions designed to meet their evolving needs.
“We are thrilled to welcome Crossplag to the Inspera family,” said Andrew Cons, Global CEO at Inspera. “This acquisition aligns with our commitment of continuous improvement and innovation of digital assessments. The integration of Crossplag’s capabilities will provide our clients with more robust tools that ensure academic integrity and foster fair assessment practices.”
“We are excited to join Inspera and take our originality solutions to new heights,” said Besart Kunushevci, Founder, CEO & Head of Products at Crossplag. “Our team has worked tirelessly for years to develop an advanced plagiarism detection technology that covers a vast array of languages and incorporates AI-driven writing detection. We have always prioritized data privacy and security, values shared by Inspera. Together, we aim to provide institutions worldwide with a robust and reliable alternative for upholding academic integrity that focuses on innovation, data privacy, and a more holistic approach to assessments.”
As a result of this acquisition, Inspera will introduce new product offerings in the near future. Educators, administrators, and institutions can visit www.inspera.com for updates and stay tuned for the exciting developments.
Inspera is a global leader in digital examination solutions, supporting educational institutions, professional organisations, and awarding bodies worldwide. Our cutting-edge ecosystem ensures efficient, effective, and accessible assessments. Educational institutions worldwide are using Inspera to digitally deliver standardised tests, open and closed-book exams, final exams, and coursework assessments, on-site or in a hybrid/remote environment. Founded in 1999, Inspera serves active users in over 160 countries across five continents. The EdTech company’s end-to-end ecosystem and remote proctoring services, combined with superior customer service, ensure successful institution-wide adoption and implementation. Inspera integrates with key education technology platforms such as Anthology’s Blackboard Learn, Instructure Canvas, Brightspace by D2L, and Moodle. Inspera has global offices in Oslo, Chicago, London, Lisbon, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Stockholm, Brisbane and Berlin.
Crossplag is a cutting-edge plagiarism detection and AI content detection company specializing in advanced technology solutions for academic integrity. Based in South East Europe and founded by a team of experts in the field, Crossplag has developed an innovative approach to detecting plagiarism, AI-generated content, and content manipulated by rewriting or translation services. The company is committed to helping educators maintain academic integrity and uphold the highest standards of education.
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Originally published on 26 July.