Uber: Uber boosts Canadian operations with new funding for AI

Mr. Uber announced that it would spend $ 200 million ($ 154 million) over five years to expand Toronto's laboratory specializing in autonomous car artificial intelligence development.

The company also announced that it will open a new engineering office in Canada's largest metropolitan area in early 2019.

In the 15 months since the establishment of Uber Lab led by professor / machine learning expert Raquel Urtasun of the University of Toronto, "important technological progress that makes self-determination a safe and reliable reality" has been made possible. It is reliable for millions of people all over the world. " said.

The new Uber Engineering Center develops new functions of the application and is working on the development of partnerships with other transportation means such as electric bicycles and scooters and public transportation.

The statement added, "It will create hundreds of local jobs that will have global impacts," the statement added.

In recent months, Canada has attracted significant foreign investment in the field of artificial intelligence including Microsoft, Facebook, Google, Thales.

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