Toyota plans U.S. artificial intelligence research with focus on self-driving cars
TOKYO (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp said on Friday it will set up a research and development company with a focus on artificial intelligence in Silicon Valley, as competition to develop self-driving cars intensifies.
A Robot Finds Its Way Using Artificial “GPS” Brain Cells
One robot has been given a simulated version of the brain cells that let animals build a mental map of their surroundings.
The behavior and interplay of two types of neurons in the brain helps give humans and other animals an uncanny ability to navigate by building a mental map of their surroundings. Now one robot has been given a similar cluster of virtual cells to help it find its own way around.
Toyota investing $50 million in artificial intelligence for cars
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 the elderly Read more…
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