Toyota Invests $1 Billion in Artificial Intelligence

Posted on November 11th, 2015 by REFUGE Categories Artificial Intelligence

By Vlad Vidaeff
As humans, we have always had a fascination with robots and the technological wonders that the future will provide.  The popular children’s television show The Jetsons had flying cars.  An artificially intelligent robot, Data, was a popular character on Star TrekBattlestar Galactica took a look at what happens when advanced robots revolt.  The Terminator franchise covers a similar theme.  Last week, on November 6, 2015, Toyota announced that it’s investing $1 billion in artificial intelligence research.  Toyota is creating a new company, Toyota Research Institute, to focus on the initiative with headquarters at Stanford and a second laboratory at MIT.  The company will begin operations in January 2016, just a few short months away. (more…)