Who would’ve thought that Pittsburgh and its environs would be a paradise for tech geeks?
On a recent day in January, you could step out of your hotel, catch a self-driving taxi developed locally at Uber’s Advanced Technologies Center and take it to the River Casino downtown. There, you could watch Libratus, an artificial intelligence system built at nearby Carnegie Mellon University, beat the world’s best human poker players for the first time. On your way back to the airport, you could take a short detour and visit GE’s Center for Additive Technologies Advancement. Known as CATA, it’s a futuristic incubator for additive manufacturing technologies like 3D printing.