Success Story: NYU Tandon startup bought by Uber

Uber announced on Monday that it purchased an NYU Tandon startup that will serve as the basis for the driving company’s AI (artificial intelligence) Labs. The startup, Geometric Intelligence, which was founded in 2014, is focused on developing revolutionary systems in machine learning and other areas of artificial intelligence. At MIT Technology Review’s EmTech Digital conference in May, Geometric Intelligence CEO Gary Marcus, a professor of psychology and neural science at NYU, spoke about the limits of today’s AI, referring to self-driving cars as an example. The cars need to be prepared for all sorts of driving conditions, he said, which could be difficult to find all in one place. The unpredictable activity form passersby also pose a problem. Many hope that the partnership between Uber and Geometric Intelligence will bring the auto…

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