Stanford opens new AI and automated driving research center

On Sept. 4, Stanford announced that it would be opening a new research center devoted to artificial intelligence and building autonomous cars. The SAIL-Toyota Center for Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research is the result of a partnership between the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab (SAIL), researchers at MIT and Toyota, which has pledged $25 million to support Stanford’s research on artificial intelligence. Toyota is also funding a similar AI research center at MIT, which will be called the Toyota-CSAIL Joint Research Center. Persis Drell, the dean of Stanford’s School of Engineering, said in a Stanford News article that the University has long been at the forefront of research in artificial intelligence. “The Stanford School of Engineering has a strong track record of leading innovation in artificial intelligence,” Drell said. “This support [from…


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