Toyota AI Ventures’ Adler: The Next Step In Autonomous Vehicles Is Moving From Perception To Prediction

The head of Toyota’s new venture fund talks the arrival of self-driving cars, but says they must first overcome a host of technical challenges and public perception issues.

Toyota is racing to stay competitive in autonomous driving, artificial intelligence, and robotics research, budgeting $1B for its Toyota Research Institute (TRI) and allocating $100M for its newly minted AI Ventures CVC under TRI.

At the CB Insights A-ha! Conference, Jim Adler spoke to Lizza Dwoskin of the Washington Post about the storied automaker’s goal to “become high tech faster than high tech can become automotive.”

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