Uber has got one of the top listed professionals in the field of search algorithms to boost the service.
Amit Singhal will be supervising various domains to put Uber on a track of self-driving technology.
He will head Maps and Marketplace departments, and will advise the company’s CEO Travis Kalanick and VP of Engineering Anthony Levandowski, exclusively on the challenges of automatic driving.
Earlier he left Google after working on the search algorithms for almost 15 years by gaining a title fo Google Fellow.
Later on Amit met Travis Kalanick which subsequently resulted in a series of conversations. The main focus was on reconciling Uber’s potential impact and the prevailed engineering hurdles.
Moreover, it was necessary to enhance the deep computing, AI and machine oriented learning. These were the challenges that attracted Amit to say yes to the company.
Amit believes that Uber is working on a science that is as complex as it was in Google. All they do is to minimise hurdles for users who just have to push a button and order what they want.
Some believe that this hiring is aimed at Uber’s resolve of challenging Google’s position in the segment of automatic driving.
Along with Amit, the company has hired some other professionals as well: Brian McClendon and Anthony Levandowski.
Another coincidence is the services of Kevin Thompson, who also left Google to work as a head to a team who oversees and manages vehicles’ dispatch and fee determination for Uber’s services.
It can be concluded that the Amit’s efforts to develop Uber’s own mapping division is giving signals to Uber’s potential attempt at building a self-driving network, which will be driven by its own map.