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Deep Learning for Deep Discounts
Uber

Deep Learning for Deep Discounts

With prices on the rise, an app analyzes user data to deliver cash back on retail purchases.What’s new: Upside, a startup based in Washington, D.C., works with gas stations, grocery stores, and restaurants to offer personalized discounts to
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Volvo car identifying a pedestrian
Uber

Blind Spot

In March 2018, one of Uber’s self-driving cars became the first autonomous vehicle reported to have killed a pedestrian. A new report by U.S. authorities suggests that the accident occurred because the car’s software was programmed to ignore jaywalkers.
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Bipedal robot crossing obstacles
Uber

Survival of the Overfittest

Neuroevolution, which combines neural networks with ideas drawn from Darwin, is gaining momentum. Its advocates claim that they can achieve faster, better results by generating a succession of new models, each slightly different than its predecessors, rather than relying on a purpose-built model.
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