Uber Acquires Geometric Intelligence to Create an AI Lab
- Darrell Etherington for TechCrunch December 5th, 2016
- Source: https://techcrunch.com/2016/12/05/uber-acquires-geometric-intelligence-to-create-an-ai-lab/
Ride-hailing requires a lot of machine smarts to maintain a competitive edge, so it's not surprising to see Uber make a strategic acquisition in the artificial intelligence space. The company has acquired Geometric Intelligence, a startup co-founded by academic researchers with AI experience, and its team will provide the core for a new central AI lab being established at Uber's SF HQ.
Uber’s doing a lot with machine learning already through its research team in Pittsburgh, but they’re focused specifically on solving issues related to autonomous driving.