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Raquel Urtasun is the chief scientist for Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group, which is planning an expansion into Toronto.

The San Francisco, Calif.-based company announced on Thursday that it is expanding its Advanced Technologies Group (ATG) in Toronto and opening a new engineering lab — its first in Canada. Uber says it plans to spend $200 million Cdn on the Toronto hub over the next five years, which will eventually bring its head count in the city from 200 to about 500 employees.

Uber’s ATG in Toronto is one of the company’s four autonomous research hubs, alongside Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Phoenix.

Source: CBC News

Date: September 13th, 2018

Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/uber-self-driving-cars-atg-engineering-toronto-lab-ai-1.4821637

Discussion

1) Why is it important for Uber to have autonomous-driving technology labs in Canada?

2) What sorts of careers might be available for MIS majors as part of this 300 employee increase at Uber Toronto?

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