Toyota puts in USD million for Artificial Intelligence research – to focus on semi-autonomous …

Toyota is seeking to expand into the field of artificial intelligence with the goal of ensuring that its cars can avoid collisions on its own. The top Japanese automaker will be putting in US$50 million (RM215 million) to set-up two research centres at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Stanford University, Automotive News reports. To be spent over a period of five years, the technology will not be entirely autonomous – a driver will still be required behind the wheel. The research, it was reported, will centre on software that can identify objects in various settings which will then collaborate with passengers, pedestrians alongside other vehicles in coming up with “wise driving judgements” on its own. Robotics expert, Gill Pratt from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), a…


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