Uber launches its own AI lab to make food deliveries faster and self-driving cars better

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Uber just announced the launch of Uber AI Labs, a new research group focused on improving everything from the route of your food delivery to the way your self-driving Uber car navigates the roads. The lab will be staffed by members of a startup called Geometric Intelligence, which Uber says it has just acquired for an undisclosed sum.

The announcement of the new lab comes as Uber continues to operate a fleet of self-driving cars in Pittsburgh, where it’s been offering rides to a select group of customers since September. It also comes amid a significant refresh for Uber’s app, streamlining many of its features in the interest of making it easier to use than ever. A spokesperson said the AI lab will be working on problems across the…

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