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Big Data

Scaling Zeus to Petabytes of Shuffle Data at Uber

Zeus is an efficient, highly scalable, and distributed shuffle as a service that is powering all Data processing (Spark and Hive) at Uber. Uber runs one of the largest Spark and Hive clusters on top of YARN in the industry which leads to many issues such as hardware failures (Burn out Disks), reliability, and scalability […]

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Uber claims its AI enables driverless cars to predict traffic movement with high accuracy
Autonomous Vehicles

Uber Claims Its AI Enables Driverless Cars to Predict Traffic Movement with High Accuracy

In a paper published on the preprint server Arxiv.org this week, researchers at Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group (ATG) propose an AI technique to improve autonomous vehicles’ traffic movement predictions. It’s directly applicable to the driverless technologies that Uber itself is developing, which must be able to detect, track, and anticipate surrounding cars’ trajectories in order […]

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Autonomous Vehicles

A First Look at Cruise’s First Fully Driverless Car

Cruise, the self-driving subsidiary of General Motors, revealed its first vehicle to operate without a human driver, the Cruise Origin. The vehicle, which lacks a steering wheel and pedals, is designed to be more spacious and passenger-friendly than typical self-driving cars. Cruise says the electric vehicle will be deployed as part of a ride-hailing service, […]

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Career Data Science

Real Talk with a Data Scientist at Uber

Here’s an interview with a data scientist at Uber. Learn how she got started in data science and what she’s working on now.

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Can Uber’s Ludwig help the use of deep learning without code?
Deep Learning TensorFlow

Can Uber’s Ludwig Apply Deep Learning Without Code?

Deep Learning has enabled all sorts of innovations, but what would happen if more people (ie. non developers & ML engineers) had access to this technology. That’s the goal of Ludwig. Ludwig is a toolbox built on top of TensorFlow that allows anyone to train and test deep learning models without any code. It provides […]

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6 cool new open source projects from Netflix, Facebook, Google, and more
AI TensorFlow

6 Cool New Open Source Projects from Netflix, Facebook, GitHub, and more

Over the last decade or so, open source has blossomed into a major movement and the backbone of the tech industry. For instance, check out this project that Uber, yes Uber, has open sourced. Ludwig is a TensorFlow-based toolbox that allows you to train and test deep learning models without the need to write any […]

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Uber Seeks $1B For Self-Driving Car Unit
Autonomous Vehicles

Uber Seeks $1B For Self-Driving Car Unit

While Uber is known as one of the pioneers in self-driving vehicels, its autonomous vehicle division has been a source of contention for investors. TechCrunch recently reported numbers that were less than flattering : The ride-hailing company was spending $20 million a month on developing self-driving technologies.The Wall Street Journal estimates that Uber spent about $750 […]

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Autonomous Vehicles Future

The Past and Future of Airborne Commuting

I live in Maryland, near DC, and, from time to time, you will hear me talk about “spending quality time” on the beltway to get to Northern Virginia. The most irritating part is not the bumper to bumper traffic, it’s the fact that I actually live quite close to NoVA as the crow flies. It’s […]

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Autonomous Vehicles Future Virtual Reality

Uber and Flying Cars

BBC Click takes a look at flying cabs and smarter airports. Plus using VR to help calm fear and a look at the visual effects behind Blade Runner 2049.

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Interesting Machine Learning Mobile

The Economics of Uber

There is a lot going on behind rideshare apps like Uber and Lyft. Some of it is technology and some of it is economics. Here’s a fascinating look at the algorithms and unintended consequences of the gig economy.

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