Toyota invests million in AI for cars, teams up with MIT and Stanford

Toyota invests $50 million in AI for cars and teams up with MIT and Stanford. Researchers at MIT will focus on advanced architectures, while the researchers at Stanford will work on machine learning and computer vision. Toyota invests $50 million in AI for cars, which will be used over the next five years to set-up joint research facilities at both universities with the aim to build artificial intelligence and robotics for cars that will make vehicles safer to drive. The Japanese Automaker has hired Gill Pratt, who is a leading roboticist and the ex-program manager at the DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) to oversee the project. According to Kiyotaka Ise, head of the company’s research and development group, the initial focus of the research effort will be on “helping…


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