VW Invests in Chinese AI Startup

VW Invests in Chinese AI Startup

0 comments 📅08 April 2017, 00:45

Your next Volkswagen may dated the Turing test thanks to a $180 million investment the company is making into Mobvoi Inc. The Chinese startup, is working on fake intelligence and is already backed by Google.

Volkswagen wants to use the company’s voice-awareness and natural language processing technology. The technology will allow for a smart back part view mirror, providing massaging information and navigation through voice input. VW hopes to get the technology into its brands’ vehicles, too.

Mobvoi was founded in 2012, by a aggregation of former Google employees, and is only one of the many Chinese tech companies that is befitting more heavily involved in the automotive sector. WayRay, for instance is making holographic displays for cars, while SAIC Motor is working to upon internet systems for cars with the help of Banma Technologies, reports Automotive Tidings.

Google valued Mobvoi at $300 million in 2015, and the startup currently sells the Ticwatch. It has been a hit in China thanks to its option-activated search function.

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