Uber and Carnegie Mellon’s ‘Partnership’ Sort of Like That Between Fox and Henhouse

Mike Ramsey and Douglas MacMillan, reporting for the WSJ:

Carnegie Mellon University is scrambling to recover after Uber Technologies Inc. poached 40 of its researchers and scientists earlier this year, a raid that left one of the world’s top robotics research institutions in a crisis.

In February, Carnegie Mellon and Uber trumpeted a strategic partnership in which the school would “work closely” with the ride-hailing service to develop driverless-car technology. Behind the scenes, the tie-up was more combative than collaborative. […]

Uber and Carnegie Mellon have yet to work jointly on any projects.

Thursday, 4 June 2015