Toyota Invests Billion In Artificial Intelligence Research And Development

Toyota announced that they have added artificial intelligence research and development to the company’s business objectives. On Friday, the Japanese auto manufacturer declared they initiated a five-year, $1 billion research and development effort with its center of operation to be located in the United States. Toyota’s plan will be one of the largest research laboratories in California’s Silicon Valley. The new company name for the research facility is called the Toyota Research Institute. Toyota will initially have a laboratory near Stanford University and another one near Massachusetts Institute of Technology, or M.I.T. in Cambridge, Mass. Children interact with Pepper robot. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Dr. Gill Pratt, a roboticist and former official at the Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency, will lead Toyota’s new artificial intelligence endeavor. Dr. Pratt joined…


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