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Uber buying Geometric Intelligence to form own research centre

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

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SAN FRANCISCO: Uber announced it was buying the artificial intelligence group Geometric Intelligence, to form the core of the ride-sharing giant’s own research centre. 

The move signals a stepped-up effort in artificial intelligence, helping research efforts to bring self-driving car technology into the mainstream. 

The acquisition, terms of which were not announced, will allow the 15 employees of the New York startup to form the base of Uber’s artificial intelligence efforts.

It extends to teaching a self-driven machine to safely and autonomously navigate the world, whether a car on the roads or an aircraft through busy airspace or new types of robotic devices.

Uber, which operates in more than 60 countries and has a valuation of more than US$60bil (RM266.55bil), this year launched a test project for self-driving vehicles in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Source by: Internet

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