Uber Launches an AI Lab

Uber is creating a new AI research lab dedicated to exploring the frontiers of machine learning and applying key advances to its business. The lab will be based in Silicon Valley and will be led by Gary Marcus, a professor at NYU and the CEO of Geometric Intelligence, a company Uber is acquiring for an undisclosed sum. The Uber AI lab will also employ another big-name AI researcher, Zoubin Ghahramani, who will retain a part-time post as a professor at the University of Cambridge in the U.K. The company’s other cofounders are Ken Stanley, an associate professor at the University of Central Florida, and Doug Bemis, a recent NYU graduate with a PhD in neurolinguistics. The new lab will have 15 founding members, and it will explore a range of fundamental challenges, including…


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