Uber Buys AI Start-Up

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Uber has ac­quired an AI start-up based in New York in a bid to speed up progress in its self­driv­ing cars. We don’t know how much the QUICK BITS... ac­qui­si­tion cost but it will mean an ad­di­tional 15 spe­cial­ist re­searchers form­ing a new di­vi­sion, Uber AI Labs, which will work on such things as im­prov­ing traf­fic pre­dic­tions and even work­ing on fly­ing cars, ac­cord­ing to the BBC. Wow – where we’re go­ing, we don’t need roads.

It’s worth not­ing that Uber ac­tu­ally lost over $2bn last year, at­trib­uted to the firm’s ram­pant growth. This ac­qui­si­tion is hardly go­ing to help it to keep its costs in check but the com­pany is clearly pre­pared to carry on pro­gress­ing. It does have a new ri­val in the self- driv­ing field too...

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