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Uber may have to pay Waymo over autonomous driving tech

(Reuters) — Uber said it “will likely” have to strike a licensing deal with Waymo or opt for costly changes to its autonomous driving software, after an expert found the ride-hailing giant still used technology from the Alphabet unit.

While it was unclear by when the company needed to decide on its next move in the blockbuster trade secrets dispute, Uber, in a quarterly securities filing on Tuesday, said that a detour in its software development “could limit or delay our production of autonomous vehicle technologies.”

Uber has been racing to catch up to Waymo in the development

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Hiring platform Fountain raises $23 million to double down on automation

Fountain occupies a large niche. The company, which just announced a $23 million funding round, provides a job recruiting and onboarding platform for gig, part-time, and hourly workers. Hiring these kinds of workers presents a different set of challenges from those faced by other job platforms, and Fountain is tapping into automation and machine learning to solve them.

“It’s a high-volume type of recruiting,” said Fountain CEO and cofounder Keith Ryu in an interview with VentureBeat, “high velocity, high turnover, and high unpredictability.”

Applying AI tools to hiring processes is typically tricky because it involves so many factors and requires

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