Toyota believes artificial intelligence will play a crucial role in car safety

Toyota’s commitment to heavily invest in artificial intelligence will bring in the next five years better driver assistance systems, the company’s head of robotic research unit said. The world’s biggest automaker announced in November 2015 that it would invest 1 billion dollars to form a research centre focused on artificial intelligence and robotics that will ultimately lead to the improvement of safety technologies in cars. Toyota Research Institute, headed by Gill Pratt – a former top robotics engineer for the US military-, will consequently develop self-driving tech as well, advanced systems that are expected to start showing their first results within five years. “Some of the things that are in car safety, which is a near-term priority, I’m very confident that we will have some advances come out during the…


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