Uber veteran launches her ‘AI Mindset’ Self-Driving startup with $83.5 million round

Waabi CEO Raquel Urtasan

Computer scientist Raquel Urtasan, an artificial intelligence expert who led a team of Toronto-based engineers for Uber’s self-driving vehicle program, is launching tech startup Waabi with an $83.5 million funding round and a new “AI mindset” approach to commercializing automated driving.

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Microsoft could bring you back from the Dead… As a Chat Bot

Microsoft has filed a patent which raises the intriguing possibility of digitally reincarnating people as a chat bot. Instead of using the conventional method of training chat bots using conversations and material from a wide sample of users, Microsoft’s patent raises the possibility of creating a chat bot from the output of a specific person.

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