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Uber AI

Uber AI is at the heart of AI-powered innovation and technologies at Uber. The research and advancements in artificial intelligence made by the team solve challenges across the whole of Uber.

Uber AI

Uber AI is at the heart of AI-powered innovation and technologies at Uber. The research and advancements in artificial intelligence made by the team solve challenges across the whole of Uber.

Uber AI Labs

Our world-class team at Uber AI Labs pursues fundamental research in machine learning and connects cutting-edge advances to the broader business. Machine learning is essential to our business, and we are therefore fully committed to the pursuit of fundamental advances and vigorous engagement with the broader machine learning community.

Computer vision

Cameras provide a unique insight into the complex world Uber operates in. Our mission is to drive product differentiation and business efficiencies at Uber using visual data. We work together with product teams to develop state of the art computer vision and machine learning solutions.

Conversational AI

Our mission is to make all Uber interactions as natural as talking to a friend! We deliver cutting-edge Conversational AI solutions to product teams across Uber, working with other AI teams and business units.

Sensing & Perception

We believe sensors tell a story. Our goal is to leverage sensors as a source of truth and develop algorithms to solve our users' top pain points. The team has improved features like crash detection, enhanced location accuracy innovations, and even sent phone mounts to drivers for safer driving.

Uber AI News

  • Faster Neural Networks Straight from JPEG

    Ever thought of making CNNs for image classification smaller, faster, and more accurate, by simply hacking the the JPEG codec? Also included are surprising insights about frequency space and color information as they relate to network architecture design.

  • How to Get a Better GAN (Almost) for Free: Introducing the Metropolis-Hastings GAN

    Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) have achieved impressive feats in realistic image generation and image repair. At Uber, GANs have myriad potential applications, including strengthening our machine learning (ML) models against adversarial attacks, learning simulators for traffic, ride requests, or demand patterns over time.

  • Montezuma’s Revenge Solved by Go-Explore, a New Algorithm for Hard-Exploration Problems (Sets Records on Pitfall, Too)

    In deep reinforcement learning (RL), solving the Atari games Montezuma’s Revenge and Pitfall has been a grand challenge. Today we introduce Go-Explore, a new family of algorithms capable of achieving scores over 2,000,000 on Montezuma’s Revenge and scoring over 400,000 on average!

  • Collaboration at Scale: Highlights from Uber Open Summit 2018

    Uber held its first open source summit on November 15, 2018, inviting members of the open source community for presentations given by experts on some of the projects we have contributed in the fields of big data, visualization, machine learning, and front-end web application building.

  • Experience in AI: Uber Hires Jan Pedersen

    We are delighted to welcome Jan Pedersen to Uber AI. Jan has a tremendous amount of experience in technology and science leadership roles, having served as Chief Scientist for Core Search at Microsoft, VP for Data Science at Twitter, and most recently, Chief Scientist at eBay. He joins Uber as a Distinguished Scientist and will help us navigate and grow our AI and machine learning efforts.

  • Introducing the Uber AI Residency

    Interested in accelerating your career by tackling some of Uber’s most challenging AI problems? Apply for Uber residency, a research fellowship dedicated to fostering the next generation of AI talent.

  • Automatically identifying, counting, and describing wild animals in camera-trap images with deep learning

    Motion-sensor cameras can cheaply & unobtrusively gather vast amounts of data on wild animals. We show that deep learning can automate animal identification for 99.3% of the Snapshot Serengeti dataset while performing at the same 96.6% accuracy of humans.

  • VINE: An Open Source Interactive Data Visualization Tool for Neuroevolution

    Visual Inspector for Neuroevolution (VINE) is an interactive data visualization tool that offers fresh insight into the underlying dynamics of evolution to help those who are interested better understand and explore this family of algorithms.

  • Accelerating Deep Neuroevolution: Train Atari in Hours on a Single Personal Computer

    We have open sourced much faster code for evolving deep neural networks. Such neuroevolution approaches can solve challenging deep reinforcement learning tasks. This code allows training Atari in a few hours on a single modern desktop.