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These women are building Uber's 1st self-driving car

After studying electrical engineering, Racquel Urtasun became drawn to machine learning and started developing algorithms for smaller problems (including an algorithm that scans a user's photo to determine if her outfit is on point). She founded her own AI think tank, Vector Institute, before joining Uber's team in 2017. With more than eight years of researching AI-based car technology under her belt, she was armed with the rare expertise needed for the job.