Toyota closer to artificial intelligence

Toyota will outline the strategy of its $1.4 billion investment in automotive artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics R&D at the world’s largest consumer electronics show at Las Vegas in January. According to a press statement overnight, the company will use the 2016 CES to “announce new details on its plans for research leveraging artificial intelligence” as part of its bid to maintain top-spot on the global new-vehicle sales chart over coming decades. A scientific research centre has been set up in Silicon Valley, California, called the Toyota Research Institute (TRI), which has ties to MIT and Stanford Universities, two of the world’s leading technology faculties. The “details” Toyota talks about are expected to relate to advancements in driverless car technology, currently the Holy Grail for car-makers who are racing to…


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