The More Robots We Bring into Society, the More We’re Forced to Behave Like Them

On Friday November 6, Toyota announced that it’s investing $1 billion in the Toyota Research Institute , a new company dedicated to R&D in artificial intelligence and robotics. Based in Silicon Valley, the Institute will be headed by noted roboticist Gill Pratt, who has been tasked by the Japanese automotive giant with developing the next generation of autonomous cars. Starting in January 2016, he and his colleagues will also be dedicated toward the goal of applying, “Toyota technology used for outdoor mobility to indoor environments, particularly for the support of seniors.” Even if it’s still too early to predict the fruits of this new enterprise, the investment of a billion dollars is considerable testimony to Toyota’s belief that coming decades will increasingly feature robots as a part of our daily experience.…


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