Toyota to set up new artificial intelligence research and development company in Silicon Valley; will invest $1B over 5 years

Toyota to set up new artificial intelligence research and development company in Silicon Valley; will invest $1B over 5 years


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Toyota to set up new artificial intelligence research and development company in Silicon Valley; will invest $1B over 5 years  —  Toyota invests $1 billion in artificial intelligence in US  —  TOKYO (AP) — Toyota is investing $1 billion in a research company it’s setting up in Silicon Valley …

A Robot Finds Its Way Using Artificial “GPS” Brain Cells

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

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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