Artificial intelligence Toyota teams up with robotics legend Pratt

NAGOYA — Toyota Motor has thrown down the gauntlet on artificial intelligence with the help of a powerful ally: robotics legend Gill Pratt. Gill Pratt      Pratt holds doctorales from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has worked with U.S. military’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, where he oversaw the Darpa Robotics Challenge. His partnership with Toyota marks the third time Pratt has crossed paths with Japan.      Toyota held a press conference Sept. 4 in California to announce a joint AI research project with MIT and Stanford University. The Japanese automaker also said Pratt would help steer its own efforts as executive technology adviser.      Speaking at the press conference, Pratt noted that over a million people die every year in car accidents worldwide. He said his…


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