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November 16, 2017

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning have already reached the point where companies have the option to have mundane, repetitive tasks done by machines rather than humans.

In its latest vehicle trials on the streets of Phoenix, robot vans operated by Google’s self-driving car business Waymo are not only practicing getting from A to B; they’re also carrying out the tasks required of a taxi service, such as finding a safe place to pick up and drop off. And Waymo no longer puts a human behind the wheel for safety.