Toyota puts USD 50 mln into artificial intelligence

Toyota will be investing USD 50 million into artificial intelligence and establish labs in partnership with Stanford and MIT, Recode reported. The company said it has hired DARPA official Gill Pratt to lead the new five-year effort to boost its artificial intelligence and autonomous driving efforts.  Toyota officials downplayed concerns that they were trailing behind Google and other carmakers in autonomous driving and said the company already has some key technologies in place after spending 20 years working in the field. The company said that Google is focused on completely replacing the driver, while Toyota is looking at ways to take the load off the driver while maintaining the fun of the experience. MIT artificial intelligence lab director Daniela Rus said added intelligence could allow a car to tell when you…


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