Uber Buys a Mysterious Startup to Make Itself an AI Company
- Cade Metz for Wired December 5th, 2016
- Source: https://www.wired.com/2016/12/uber-buys-mysterious-startup-make-ai-company/
Uber has acquired Geometric Intelligence, a two-year-old artificial intelligence startup that vows to surpass the deep learning systems under development at internet giants like Google and Facebook. But as this tiny AI lab slips into Uber’s increasingly vast and ambitious operation, the startup is still tight-lipped on what its technology actually looks like.
Founded by New York University psychologist Gary Marcus and University of Cambridge professor of information engineering Zoubin Ghahramani, Geometric Intelligence spans thirteen other researchers culled from across the academic world.