Continental has signed a membership agreement with AI research group at the DeepDrive center of University of California, Berkeley. Through the five year long agreement, the company is aiming to further strengthen its neural networks for the future cars and increased protection of AI systems under safety-critical applications.
Under the collaboration, the researchers will initially focus on developing methods that offer the reliability of AI systems to be tested efficiently. For the easier implementation of AI methods in vehicles, they will also look at operating AI applications under memory effective ways that accelerates and optimizes neural networks, noted the company. Managed by the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, BDD works with state-of-the-art technologies for machine seeing and learning in automotive applications.
Demetrio Aiello, Head of Continental’s Corporate Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Lab, said that the efficient collaboration will lead to transfer of expertise. “Building on the momentum of our strategic partnerships with the University of Oxford, DFKI (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence) and other AI thought leaders, it also allows us to identify the talent we need for our AI strategy at an early stage."