Starting Monday, Uber will begin requiring drivers and riders globally to wear face masks in the hopes of helping restore people’s confidence that they won’t get sick from riding in a shared vehicle. The company’s app for drivers will require drivers to take a selfie-style photo with a mask, otherwise the app won’t allow the driver to work. (Riders, for now, won’t be required to take that step.)...
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Chatbot Startup Character Seeks $250 Million, Testing Investor Appetite for AI
Character, an AI chatbot startup founded by two former Google researchers, has told investors it wants to raise as much as $250 million in new funding, according to two people with direct knowledge of the matter. The pitch will test investors’ appetite for machine-learning startups as Microsoft’s multibillion-dollar deal with OpenAI casts a halo over the sector. A funding round of...
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