Uber expects to see more growth in Pittsburgh

 Richter again reiterated Uber’s biggest motive for its aggressive expansion in Pittsburgh, the talent in robotics and other tech disciplines coming out of Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh.

“I think what’s great about Pittsburgh frankly is that talent base,” said Richter, ranking it among four or five best cities in the world with the capabilities in robotics and artificial intelligence. “That’s number one with a bullet.” But he also added it’s also become a more desirable destination to visit and recruit employees, noting that Uber “now has San Francisco-based employees who are opting to move to Pittsburgh.”