Uber’s Co-Founder Wants AI Bots to Tutor Your Kids

Oscar Salazar, one of the original three co-founders of the ride-hailing company Uber, said he believes that artificial intelligence will change the world. Salazar, who left the world’s highest-valued “unicorn” startup shortly after its launch, still serves as an advisor and large shareholder. He has since launched other ventures, including Ride, a car-pooling app, and Pager, an on-demand medical consultation service. Get Data Sheet, Fortune’s technology newsletter. Aside from transportation and health care, there’s a third area where AI is bound to have a major impact, Salazar told Tech Insider in a recent interview: education. “Imagine any kid in the world having access to a teacher,” Salazar told the tech news site. “It’s a revolution.” In Salazar’s futuristic vision, smartphones will serve as bespoke teachers. Artificially intelligent bots programmed on…


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