A market focused on Artificial Intelligence (AI)? Such a market, the FruitPunch AI Connect, was held recently at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e).
About 350 AI enthusiasts, mainly researchers, companies, and students, visited the market to exchange knowledge and to network. “The tickets were sold out”, organiser, Buster Franken, proudly says. The market’s purpose, according to him, was to show that a lot of exciting things were also happening in the Eindhoven region in the field of AI. Local companies do not need only to look abroad.
At the market, drones, a robot, VR (Virtual Reality) glasses, and a self-controlling computer game, among other things, could be admired. It seems at first these are just fun gadgets, but it is much more than that, an inventor says. “Do you have voice recognition on your mobile? A car? AI could already be present in various ways in your daily life”.
For TU/e students, it was a great opportunity to network. “I wanted to see what is possible and how I can contribute to this”, a visitor says. In addition to the market, there were also different lectures and finally, a panel discussion.
Editor: Melinda Walraven