Uber’s AI program uses Google software engineer
Google software engineers who are employed by Uber have been hired to help it build artificial intelligence tools that it plans to use in the future.
The company announced Tuesday that it has hired several software engineers from Google to help develop a “Google Machine Intelligence Engine,” or GME, to help the company build its AI systems.
The GME will be used to analyze how Uber operates and improve its operations.
It will help the ride-hailing company develop AI that it hopes will help improve the service.
Uber also plans to open up a machine learning program for its engineers, which would allow them to use the GME to help improve their job.
“We’re building the world’s largest AI engine,” Uber CEO Travis Kalanick told investors in a conference call.
“And we’re doing it in a way that allows us to make decisions based on data that is available to us.”
Uber has a history of hiring Google employees, including two software engineers, for its software engineering team.
A Google spokesperson told Business Insider that Google “is committed to building AI tools that drive innovation.”
The Gme program will be led by the team that created Google Assistant.
The Google Assistant, which is now the dominant voice-controlled device in the world, is a Google-developed technology that can understand a user’s voice, read people’s emotions, and provide contextual information.
Uber has been working with Google to build a machine-learning tool called AI Suite.
The goal is to build AI that can improve its service, Kalanack said.
Uber plans to begin using AI Suite to analyze the customer’s ride requests and give recommendations on the best route to take to maximize the company’s revenue.
The program will help Uber develop a driver, according to the announcement.
Uber’s previous hiring process, which allowed its software engineers to be hired for up to two years, was a time-consuming process.
But the company has recently made moves to speed up hiring.
The Uber team that built the Assistant software has been hiring more developers to work on the new AI suite.
Google announced that Uber has hired four software engineers with “a broad background in machine learning and data science.”
“We are excited to add a new team of talented engineers to our team and we look forward to building an even better Uber for our drivers and riders,” Google said in the announcement Tuesday.
The announcement comes less than two weeks after Uber released its latest earnings report.
The stock surged after the company reported a 5.9% increase in revenue.
Uber currently has around 4,700 employees in 35 countries, according the company.
Uber CEO, Travis Kalas, said during the call that the company plans to invest $1 billion to expand its global workforce.
Uber will also be adding more engineers in its workforce, according Kalanac.