Artificial intelligence, real opportunities: exclusive interview with Toyota’s Gill Pratt

Dr Gill Pratt, head of Toyota Research Institute, talks exclusively to Megatrends about the role of AI in the auto industry of tomorrow. By Freddie Holmes Depending on who you talk to, the concept of artificial intelligence (AI) conjures up varying visions of the future – one of a world where robots live in perfect harmony with humans, another where robotic intelligence has progressed too rapidly for mankind to control. Science fiction would suggest we still have some time to wait, but the fact is that the development of robotics and AI has reached a point at which such visions now merit serious discussion. In November 2015, Toyota announced it would invest US$1bn to develop a standalone company that would focus on the development of AI and robotics. Shortly before…


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