About this EdVid

At the VietAI Summit 2019, Dr. James J. Kuffner gave an insightful presentation about Toyota and artificial intelligence entitled “Toyota and the Future of Mobility.” In the history of human culture, people have been building, moving, and communicating. As technology rapidly developed, especially in recent decades, Toyota has been contributing to the transportation sectors, allowing people to move further and faster. As such, robots and manufacturing have come into play, with novel development and creation beyond imagination in the era of information technology. This, in turn, dramatically changed the way people communicate all over the world.

With the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Toyota has been working on a mission called “Mobility for ALL.” Let’s take a look at how they have been working to achieve this goal, and what kind of world-class technology they have been building.

Meet the Instructor

Dr. James Kuffner is the CEO at Toyota Research Institute - Advanced Development (TRI-AD) and is Executive Advisor to TRI. As CEO, he is driven to strengthen the business and technology vision for TRI-AD and deliver on the promise of safe mobility available to all.

Dr. Kuffner received a Ph.D. from the Stanford University Dept. of Computer Science Robotics Laboratory in 1999, and was a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Tokyo working on software and planning algorithms for humanoid robots. He joined the faculty at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute in 2002.

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