In June, Hau Thai-Tang, Ford Motorâ€™s head of global purchasing, was given a second job as executive vice-president of product development. Thai-Tang, who joined the carmarker as a trainee in 1993, sees the combined responsibilities as an opportunity to get more out of the relationship between Ford and a rapidly changing supply base. â€œWe have Read More..
Companies are investing heavily in artificial intelligence, but adoption is often hindered by a lack of IT infrastructure, according to a new survey. The poll, conducted by market researchers Vanson Bourne on behalf of business software group Teradata, found that 80 pc of companies are already investing in AI and related technologies and 30 pc Read More..
Volkswagen Group is teaming up with Chinaâ€™s Mobvoi to develop and implement artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in the car. The German automotive group said the two companies will form a 50-50 joint venture to develop technologies for smart mobility. Mobvoi is a Chinese specialist in voice recognition, natural language processing and other technologies that are Read More..
Ford Motor plans to invest 1 billion dollars in artificial intelligence by acquiring a majority stake in Argo AI. The artificial intelligence startupÂ will continue to operate independently from Ford, but the carmaker said Argo AI will play an important role in the development of autonomous-driving technologies. “We believe that investing in Argo AI will create Read More..
The global market for so-called “cognitive computing” application is set to almost double in 2017, according to Germany’s high-tech association, Bitkom. The projection reflects the focus that many companies, including automakers, are putting on hardware and software that mimics the workings of the human brain. Cognitive computing, artificial intelligence and machine learning are all seen Read More..
Nvidia hosts its annual GTC Technology Conference, a forum for the global GPU development community, in San Jose, California, May 8 through 11. The chipmaker, which plays a growing role as a provider of high-powered systems and computing engines for next-generation vehicles, has announced an agenda for the gathering, which will focus heavily onÂ artificial intelligence Read More..
Amid all the enthusiasm for driverless cars, a senior Toyota executive, speaking at the CES consumer electronics show, focused on some of the big challenges that will need to be overcome before autonomous driving can be adopted on public roads. Gill Pratt, who heads the Toyota Research Institute (TRI), said current attempts to introduce so-called Read More..
(Bloomberg) –Uber Technologies Inc. agreed to buy startup Geometric Intelligence Inc. toÂ help the ride-hailing company create a new artificial-intelligence research lab. The startup has 15 employees and isÂ developing new machine-learning techniques inspired by cognitive science that rely on less data. Chief Executive Officer Gary Marcus, an author and professor of psychology and neural science at Read More..
BMW and Toyota Motor have teamed up with insurer Allianz to invest in Nauto, a Californian startup company that has developed technology toÂ accelerate the auto industry’s drive to develop autonomous cars. Nauto’s system, which lets fleet vehicles become part of a self-learning network, consists of an in-vehicle camera and sensor hardware, a smart network and Read More..
Volkswagen, acknowledging the growing automotive importance of machine learning, has acquired a stake in theÂ German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). â€œArtificial intelligence (AI) is a key technology for autonomous driving and therefore an investment in our future,â€ VW Group CEOÂ Matthias Mueller Â said in a press statement. “We want to forge ahead with AI research Read More..