The companies go in front of a jury today over a fight about autonomous-car technology that kicked off this time last year.
Waymo’s side: Alphabet’s autonomous-car division says Uber stole secrets from it when it hired its top engineer, Anthony Levandowski, via the acquisition of Otto.
And Uber’s: The ride-hailer says it didn’t improperly benefit from recruiting Levandowski. In fact, it’s since fired the Travis Kalanick-bromancing engineer for failing to comply with subpoenas.
What now: The firms’ lawyers meet this morning in a San Francisco federal court. If Waymo proves Uber stole its secrets, the ride-hailer may have to pony up billions of dollars.
Why it matters: Waymo and Uber are two of the biggest players in the race to build autonomous cars. If Uber loses, it could fall back in the pack.
This new data poisoning tool lets artists fight back against generative AI
The tool, called Nightshade, messes up training data in ways that could cause serious damage to image-generating AI models.
Rogue superintelligence and merging with machines: Inside the mind of OpenAI’s chief scientist
An exclusive conversation with Ilya Sutskever on his fears for the future of AI and why they’ve made him change the focus of his life’s work.
The Biggest Questions: What is death?
New neuroscience is challenging our understanding of the dying process—bringing opportunities for the living.
Driving companywide efficiencies with AI
Advanced AI and ML capabilities revolutionize how administrative and operations tasks are done.
Get the latest updates from
MIT Technology Review
Discover special offers, top stories, upcoming events, and more.