Uber purchases AI startup, creates machine learning lab

Uber is rapidly acquiring startups as it gears up for a future filled with autonomous ride-hailing vehicles. Yesterday, the company announced the purchase of an artificial intelligence startup Geometric Intelligence to provide the core for a new central AI lab being established in Uber’s San Francisco headquarters. Uber AI Labs will dedicate itself to researching AI and machine learning, and look for a solution of using object or scenario recognition with smaller sets of data. The ride-hailing company has been making headlines lately with its intentions of bringing fully autonomous vehicles into the present. Uber currently runs the advanced technologies center, a self-driving car lab in Pittsburgh, and recently acquired self-driving truck company Otto. “In spite of notable wins with machine learning in recent years, we are still very much in the…

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