Toyota teams with Stanford to develop cars with artificial intelligence

PALO ALTO, Calif. (KTVU) — On Friday, Toyota announced it will invest $50 million over the next five years in a partnership with Stanford and MIT to investigate how best to incorporate artificial intelligence into the cars of the future. But the goal won’t be to develop a car that drives without you, but rather one that makes your driving better. “Why work with the universities? Because that’s where the best ideas are,” said Dr. Gill Pratt of Toyota. Toyota is already working on what the car of the future might look like and has prototypes of all sorts. But what they envision isn’t completely self-driving. They picture a partnership between man and machine. “So the person feels that they’re in control and, only when it’s necessary, does the machine…


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