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Does Uber’s Fired Self-Driving Car Guru Really Believe This Stuff?

Does Uber’s Fired Self-Driving Car Guru Really Believe This Stuff?

Anthony Levandowski is the artificial intelligence whiz at the heart of the nasty legal dispute between Waymo and Uber. Following his unceremonious firing from Uber, he’s been keeping himself busy by founding a church based on the idea of worshipping a future AI deity. As he shares more details about…

The Texting Bromance Behind Travis Kalanick’s Self-Driving Truck Joyride

The Texting Bromance Behind Travis Kalanick’s Self-Driving Truck Joyride

As Uber and Waymo frantically prepare for the October trial over self-driving technology, we’re getting more and more insight into what went on in the months leading up to Uber’s $US680 million ($860 million) acquisition of the autonomous trucking startup Otto. Text messages between Otto co-founder Anthony Levandowski and former…