Toyota Is Opening a Third Artificial Intelligence Research Site

Date: June 8, 2016 Published by



  • Toyota toyof will expand the footprint of its artificial intelligence and robotics research center by adding a third facility in Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • Last year, the world’s largest automaker said it would invest $1 billion over the next five years in a research center for artificial intelligence to be based in Palo Alto, Calif.
  • The Ann Arbor facility will be located near the University of Michigan, where it will fund research in artificial intelligence, robotics, and materials science.
  • About 15 technical center employees will transfer to the Toyota Research Institute’s new Ann Arbor facility.
  • Gill Pratt, CEO of the Toyota Research Institute, made the announcement on Thursday during his keynote speech at Nvidia’s GPU Technology Conference in San Jose.


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