​Toyota investing M to research cars that can think for themselves

facebooktwitterlinkedingoogleplusemailcommentsmoreredditpinteresttumblrToyota’s Kiyotaka Ise, CSAIL’s Professor Daniela Rus, SAIL’s Fei-Fei Li and Dr. Gill Pratt (left to right) discuss Toyota’s new partnership with the research programs. Antuan Goodwin/CNET Palo Alto, Calif. — At a press conference this morning, automaker Toyota announced that it will be investing $50 million into establishing joint research facilities at Stanford and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to bring artificial intelligence technology to the road and into the home. The 5-year collaboration will be coordinated by former Program Director for DARPA’s (Defense Research Project Agency) Defense Sciences Office, Professor Gill Pratt.Semi-autonomous technologies are already gaining prevalence in vehicles today — from adaptive cruise control that can maintain a safe following distance behind a lead car to lane departure prevention that can steer a vehicle to stay…


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