Science at Uber: Improving Transportation with Artificial Intelligence

September 17, 2019 / Global

At Uber, we take advanced research work and use it to solve real world problems. In our  Science at Uber video series, Uber employees talk about how we apply data science, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other innovative technologies in our daily work.

Zoubin Ghahramani, Chief Scientist at Uber, spent many years in academia researching artificial intelligence. In very recent years, he has seen this field move from the theoretical into the practical, finding real-world applications in a variety of industries. Applied to the huge amount of data around transportation, artificial intelligence has the capability to make travel easier and more seamless.

At Uber, deep learning, an area of artificial intelligence research, finds use in multiple applications, including improving our understanding of cities and traffic, helping compute ETAs, and in developing self-driving cars. Beyond deep learning, however, we also use machine learning and other areas of artificial intelligence to make transportation better.

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