Inside Mercedes’ Silicon Valley research center

A metal typewriter sits on a pedestal churning out the next sentence of a collaborative story. For every line I typed onto paper, the AI computer controlling the hunk of metal replies with what it thinks would be a good follow up. The goal of the experiment is to see what happens when you feed an artificial intelligence only fairy tales. It’s the kind of seemingly idiosyncratic thing you’d expect from IBM, Google or Apple. But I actually found it inside Mercedes Benz’s R&D North American headquarters in Silicon Valley. The German automaker is trying to see what happens when you let a computer learn how to write, space and spell on its own. The experiment could help researchers build an artificial brain for a car that could independently deduce and react to what’s happening on the road. It might seem like these things are

via Inside Mercedes’ Silicon Valley research center — AIVAnet