Toyota Investing Billion In Silicon Valley Research Lab

Follow Viknesh Toyota will establish a new research and development facility in California’s Silicon Valley at the cost of $1 billion over five years. The new facility, to be called the Toyota Research Institute (TRI), will be based near Stanford University in Palo Alto and focus initially on artificial intelligence and robotics. It will eventually be joined by a second facility near the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Toyota believes artificial intelligence has significant potential to support future industrial technologies and the creation of whole industries, and sees its role as providing a bridge between the areas of pure research and actual production. In fact, Toyota says TRI’s primary mission will be to accelerate research in the practical use of artificial intelligence and big data. Where might we…


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