Ford Motor announced its plan to invest $1B over the next five years in Argo AI, an artificial intelligence start-up developing autonomous vehicle technology. Ford will use this partnership to develop its fully autonomous vehicle by 2021.
Hanson Robotics, developer of human-like robots, has launched an intelligent social robot modeled on Einstein, on Kickstarter. The robot can provide companionship and can help in tracking activities and tasks. The campaign was able to raise nearly $100K in about 10 days.