Anthony Levandowski

Way-NO, Waymo! Judge snubs demand for Uber's robo-taxi code

The district judge overseeing Waymo's trade-secret legal battle with Uber has denied a request by Waymo to get all of Uber's self-driving car source …

Uber

Bow down before your AI god

Anthony Levandowski, a former Google exec and self-driving car engineer is working on an AI god. Yup, really.<p>Never miss a story.<p>Sign up for an …

Startups

10 Weekend Reads

The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of peaberry coffee, grab a seat on the couch, and get ready for our longer form weekend reads: • The Case …

Pseudo-science

Could Uber have cut a check and apologized to Waymo?

<b>Top of the Order:</b><p><b>An Expensive (Proposed) Apology:</b> Is it possible that the ongoing lawsuit between Alphabet’s Waymo self-driving car business and Uber …

Uber

Waymo Sought $1 Billion From Uber to Settle Dispute

New details were brought to light in the contentious legal battle pitting ride-hailing giant Uber against Alphabet's ( GOOGL) self-driving unit Waymo.<p>…

Uber

Ex-Google engineer establishes new religion with ambition to develop an AI god

One of the engineers behind Google's self-driving car has established a nonprofit religious corporation with one main aim – to create a deity with …

Artificial Intelligence

Uber Pushed the Limits of the Law. Now Comes the Reckoning

Shortly after taking over Uber Technologies Inc. in September, Dara Khosrowshahi told employees to brace for a painful six months. U.S. officials are …

Business

Criminal Probe of Uber May Freeze Waymo Trade Secrets Trial

A federal criminal probe of Uber Technologies Inc. investigating whether the company stole driverless car trade secrets from Waymo could freeze a …

Business

A Win For The Robots: California Poised To Permit Human-Free Driverless Car Tests

In a big step on the journey to our robot-laden future, California is moving to permit companies that are developing self-driving cars to test them in the state with no human safety driver at the wheel.<p>The California Department of Motor Vehicles on Wednesday released a revised proposal for rules …

Driverless Cars

Six Oddities of Artificial Intelligence - OpenMind

Nowadays, much of humanity’s hopes are placed in the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI), which is seen as <b>a way to cure diseases, improve</b> …

Artificial Intelligence

A Successful Engineer Starts Religion that Worships Artificial Intelligence

Strange religions or philosophies, such as the Church of Cannabis that is dedicated to worshiping marijuana, or Jediism which is inspired by certain …

Artificial Intelligence

Prof Brian Cox says human brains will soon be uploaded onto computers

IF you could live forever by simply uploading your brain to a computer, would you consider it?<p>Several high profile names including Elon Musk and …

The Future

Elon Musk delays self-driving truck to focus on Model 3, Puerto Rico power

Puerto Rico

Google May Not Need a Smoking Gun to Win Its Self-Driving Lawsuit Against Uber

On the face of it, Uber has had a terrible week in its legal brawl with Waymo, Google parent company Alphabet's self-driving car effort. First it …

Uber

After Seven Years, Engineer Curtis Chambers Has Left Uber

Curtis Chambers, Uber director of engineering and self-proclaimed "secret weapon," left the company on Monday after seven years.<p>Curtis Chambers, head of engineering at Uber Freight, has left Uber after seven years. He was the company’s seventh employee.<p>Chambers, who describes himself as Uber’s …

Uber

Anthony Levandowski Bows to No One But His AI God

Uber's autonomous truck went on a 120-mile beer run in 2015 (via Uber)<p>Amidst a prominent legal battle between Uber and Waymo, Anthony Levandowski …

Geek

Read the text messages from Travis Kalanick and Anthony Levandowski that Uber fought to keep sealed in its legal battle with Waymo

Waymo published an important document late Monday in its legal battle with Uber over whether a former engineer, Anthony Levandowski, took self-driving car secrets when he left Waymo to form his own startup.<p>The document, called the "Stroz Report," is a due diligence report that Uber commissioned …

Uber

US judge delays Waymo-Alphabet trial over new evidence

A closely watched trial between Waymo and Uber will begin December 4, after a judge in San Francisco decided to delay the proceedings due to new …

Uber

Judge blasts Waymo v. Uber lawyers, delays trial until December | Ars Technica

Waymo: The volume of documents handed over late is “shocking... unbelievable.”<p>SAN FRANCISCO—The federal judge presiding in the <i>Waymo v. Uber</i> lawsuit …

Law

Tuesday briefing: Nobel Prize for researchers who decyphered our circadian rhythm

Your WIRED daily briefing. Today, the researchers who uncovered the genes that control our body clocks have been honoured with a Nobel Prize, Google …

Las Vegas Shooting

Tech pioneer Anthony Levandowski founds new religion to worship AI god

Artificial Intelligence

Automakers saw sales rise in September

AUTO INDUSTRY<p>Automakers saw sales rise in September<p>Toyota, Honda, Ford, General Motors, Nissan and Volkswagen all posted strong monthly U.S. sales numbers, confirming expectations that a boost in sales from hurricane-ravaged Texas would push the industry to a September rebound.<p>GM reported Tuesday …

United States

A former Google and Uber engineer wants to establish Way of the Future, a religious group dedicated to a “godhead based on artificial intelligence.”

Credit: Paper Boat Creative via Getty ImagesYou might soon be able — if you’re so inclined — to join a bonefide church worshiping an artificially …

Artificial Intelligence

The Electric Future, Waymo Documents, Uber: DealBook Briefing

China has said it will eventually ban gasoline-powered cars. France and Britain have set a date. California is edging that way, too.<p>And the world’s car companies are scrambling to prepare.<p><b>General Motors</b> has announced plans for 20 new all-electric models by 2023.<p><b>Ford</b> said it would add 13 electric …

Business

Waymo’s self-driving fleet could hit the streets this month

Waymo is preparing to launch a fleet of self-driving, ride-sharing vehicles as early as this month.<p>According to a report from the Information, …

Gear & Gadgets

Build an AI god? Beware the downsides of this weird tech plan

For AI programmer Anthony Levandowski, the idea that a future superintelligent machine would be god-like is neither a metaphor nor a science fiction …

Artificial Intelligence

Report begins to suss out who knew what and when in Waymo/Uber lawsuit

<b>Old sweatshirts, bowling balls, Waymo data drives…</b><p>The Uber vs. Waymo self-driving car tech secrets case is heating up. Reports made public yesterday …

Transportation

An AI god will emerge by 2042 and write its own bible. Will you worship it?

In the next 25 years, AI will evolve to the point where it will know more on an intellectual level than any human. In the next 50 or 100 years, an AI might know more than the entire population of the planet put together. At that point, there are serious questions to ask about whether this AI — …

Artificial Intelligence

Uber Searches For Harmony After Board Limits The Power Of Its Former CEO

Uber’s board, including former CEO Travis Kalanick, voted to limit the power of early shareholders in a vote that paves the way for a multi-billion dollar investment deal with SoftBank.<p>On Aug. 30, media mogul and Uber board member Arianna Huffington posted a happy photo to her Twitter account. In …

Technology

California Inc.: The impact of DACA on state's agriculture industry

Welcome to California Inc., the weekly newsletter of the L.A. Times Business Section.<p>I'm Business columnist David Lazarus, and here's a rundown of upcoming stories this week and the highlights of last week.<p>Data breaches remain a dark cloud over the business world. On Friday, Whole Foods became the …

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