Uber in Artificial-Intelligence Drive After buying Startup
Ride-hailing service is creating new division to develop the technology
- Greg Besinger and Daniella Hernandez for The Wall Street Journal December 5th, 2016
- Source: http://www.wsj.com/articles/uber-in-artificial-intelligence-drive-after-buying-startup-1480942804
Uber Technologies Inc. is getting real about artificial intelligence.
The ride-hailing service is creating a new division to develop the technology, which attempts to teach computers to think like humans, after agreeing to acquire Geometric Intelligence Inc., a fledgling New York-based artificial intelligence startup founded by academics.
Uber said it would move Geometric Intelligence’s 15-person staff to its hometown of San Francisco and form Uber AI Labs to improve its ride-hailing service, including by more accurately estimating rider locations and travel time.