Uber takes a step closer to flying cars with artificial intelligence lab

Add to favoritesRide-sharing app acquires start-up Geometric Intelligence. Ride-sharing app company Uber may be looking to accelerate self-driving car development with the acquisition of Geometric Intelligence, a New York-based start-up. The acquisition is expected to see Uber gain 15 specialist researchers who will form the backbone of the new Uber AI labs – a new division formed by the ride-hailing service and set to be work on a range of projects from self-driving software to predictive analytics. Speaking to the BBC, Geometric Intelligence’s co-founder Gary Marcus said that the Uber AI Labs team will have a wide brief, from flying cars to improving traffic predictions. However, Uber is also expected to put a renewed focus on the impact of automation and new technology on job losses – an issue occasionally…


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