Here’s What VW’s New AI Company Will Focus On

It is clear we’re still in the early days of artificial intelligence playing a role in everyday automotive technology, even though we are already seeing the results of its earliest applications in features like speech recognition.

There is plenty of work to do in that particular technology alone, before you’ll be able to have something resembling a normal, human conversation with your car’s voice assistant.

Trying to get ahead of the curve, Volkswagen has launched a company dubbed AI Lab to act as an incubator and as a globally networked competence center, able to collaborate with tech centers on three continents…

When it comes to AI capabilities, VW is focused on speech recognition and extended vehicle functions, including AI-optimized charging cycles for EVs. VW also hopes AI can play a role in vehicle networking, including communication with drivers’ smart homes and other infrastructure.

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