Uber’s AI Hub in Pittsburgh Gutted a University Lab—Now It’s in Toronto

""To have 100 people [at Carnegie Mellon] and to take 40 is rather dramatic," said University of Washington law professor Ryan Calo, who co-authored a paper on the pitfalls of the sharing economy, over the phone. "I do think that in many contexts Uber has been somewhat predatory, so it doesn't surprise me. Uber seems to live larger than life in this way."

But, Calo added, it's not a bad thing in and of itself for academics to move into the private sector. It's a question of balance."