To be clear, we aren’t thinking of our self-driving division as a side project. It’s core to our business. That’s why 10% of our engineers are already focused on developing self-driving technology — and we’ll continue to grow that team in the months ahead. Their efforts will be housed in a brand-new development facility in Palo Alto, which we are calling the Level 5 Engineering Center.
As a field, NLP is entering into a really exciting period. Neural network models are to the point where they might begin to solve a lot of longstanding language problems, such as translation, but we don’t yet have a clear understanding of what exactly makes these models so effective.