Toyota invests M in artificial intelligence study

A $50 million investment is already set by Toyota for the research and development of artificial intelligence over the course of five years. The Japanese auto giant is collaborating with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University for the project. The initiative will focus on developing intelligent vehicles and life-improving robots to meet the challenges of expanding urban centres and ageing populations. The partnership will see joint research centres established at each university under the direction of Dr Gill Pratt, former programme manager at the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The Stanford-based research centre will collaborate with MIT and Toyota to develop advanced intelligent systems to recognise, understand and act in complex traffic environments, and will be led by Professor Fei-Fei Li, director of the Stanford Artificial…


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