Uber is forming an AI research lab following its acquisition of Geometric Intelligence, an AI startup based in New York. The research is centered around technologies that'll be useful in the autonomous vehicle space. Geometric's 15 specialists are joining the lab to assist Uber.
Autonomous vehicle technology from Uber has already been trialed in a few regions and it would one day like to replace its human drivers with self-driving cars.
Machine learning will help its autonomous vehicles operate along with helping the company deliver more accurate arrival estimates and efficient routes.