Uber has sold a 50% stake in a newly created Super App unit of its Careem middle Eastern ride-sharing unit to e&, a United Arab Emirates-based tech investment group for $400 million. The new unit will take over Careem’s food and grocery delivery as well as fintech services, while Uber retains full ownership of the company’s ride-hailing business. In carving off the unit and giving control...
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Well that’s one way to get attention. According to a statement issued today by a bunch of leading names in AI, “mitigating the risk of extinction from AI should be a global priority.” Right. It’s hard to imagine anyone out there disagrees—who but the most extreme misanthrope wants to extinguish the human race? The question, then, is why the very people responsible for AI’s development are...
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