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Nvidia to help Komatsu automate construction machinery

AI and drones will monitor building progress in real time

Nvidia President and CEO Jensen Huang has also teamed up with Toyota and Fanuc in Japan.

TOKYO -- U.S. chipmaker Nvidia is teaming with Japan's Komatsu to bring artificial intelligence to construction machinery, building partnerships in a variety of industries to establish a foundation for the AI era.

"We predict that construction sites will be unmanned in the future," said Chikashi Shike, president of Komatsu's smart construction promotion division, at the announcement Wednesday. 

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