Toyota to make B artificial intelligence, robotics R&D push in US

Toyota plans a major push into artificial intelligence and robotics technology research and will invest US$1 billion over the next five years to establish a Silicon Valley research and development center to pursue those goals. The Toyota Research Institute will be led by Gill Pratt, who recently joined Toyota from DARPA where he ran the Robotics Challenge, an event that promoted work on robots that can work with humans. “The goal of the Toyota Research Institute is to bridge the gap between fundamental research and product development, particularly of life saving and life improving technologies,” said Pratt at a Tokyo news conference on Thursday. [ Also on ITworld: Bracing for big data: Preparing your data center for rapid change. Don’t miss a thing! Sign up for ITworld’s daily newsletter. ]It will be established in January and…


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