Toyota investing million in artificial intelligence for cars

Toyota signs on display at the 2009 at the 2009 New York Auto Show at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City on April 8, 2009. Image: Ramin Talaie/Corbis By Chris Perkins2015-09-04 22:04:02 UTC The auto industry’s investment in smart self-driving cars just went into higher gear. At a press conference in Palo Alto Friday, “>Toyota announced it is investing $50 million and partnering with Stanford and MIT to “accelerate” artificial intelligence research as it relates to self-driving vehicles. The company also announced it had tapped Dr. Gill Pratt, who lead the Robotics Challenge at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), to lead the project. The primary goal of this research, according to Toyota’s Senior Managing Officer Kiyotaka Ise, is to help “eliminate traffic casualties,” especially among…

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