NYU's Gary Marcus is an Artificial Intelligence Contrarian

He sold his startup to Uber and helped the ride-hailing company launch its AI lab. But he's not sold on the rise of the machines just yet.

As we’ve reported, NYU Tandon is making a bid for New York City to become the capital city of artificial intelligence. One graduate of its Future Labs incubator, Geometric Intelligence, has already made a big splash in the field: last year, it was acquired by Uber, where its founder, Gary Marcus, launched the ride-hailing company’s R&D lab for artificial intelligence.

Based upon that accomplishment, you might think Marcus, a professor of psychology at NYU, would be one of the biggest cheerleaders for the potential of AI. 

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