Uber patent uses artificial intelligence to tell if you're drunk

Ever had to drive a drunk friend home? Ever had to clean up the mess that friend left on your backseat? Imagine how taxi drivers, Uber drivers, and Lyft drivers must feel having to go through that experience on a nightly basis. However it seems that Uber could be trying to take the guesswork out of the equation.A recently published patent has revealed that Uber could be looking into developing an AI system that can tell when a passenger is drunk. This will be done through the Uber app in which based on the description of the patent, will attempt to discern unusual behavior by the way users interact with the app.This will take into account typos, how precisely links and buttons are pressed, walking speed, and also how long it takes to request a ride. The system will also take into consideration the time of day and the location of the pickup. For example there is a lower chance of the user being intoxicated at 10am in the morning while requesting a ride from their home to the bank, versus Friday night in an ar

Uber patent uses artificial intelligence to tell if you're drunk

Critics fear it could expose vulnerable passengers

Tue 12 Jun 18 from The Independent

Uber applies for patent to spot drunk passengers

The taxi app is considering using artificial intelligence to determine "uncharacteristic user activity".

Tue 12 Jun 18 from BBC Technology

Uber's AI system could soon be able to identify if you're drunk

The global system identifies if a user is drunk based on how many times they tap on the Uber app, exactly where they tap, their walking speed and how long it takes for them to request a ride. ...

Mon 11 Jun 18 from Daily Mail

Uber applies for patent that would detect drunk passengers

While Uber has changed the way that many think about transportation, it’s also changed the way that many drunk people find their way home at night. Rather than haphazardly hailing a cab ...

Mon 11 Jun 18 from TechCrunch

Uber Could Be Creating An AI System That Can Tell When You’re Drunk

Ever had to drive a drunk friend home? Ever had to clean up the mess that friend left on your backseat? Imagine how taxi drivers, Uber drivers, and Lyft drivers must feel having to go through ...

Mon 11 Jun 18 from Ubergizmo

Uber could teach its AI to know when you're drunk

Problematic transportation outfit Uber is thinking about a way to use your phone to determine if you've been drinking. A patent application was uncovered by CNN, entitled "Predicting ...

Mon 11 Jun 18 from Engadget

Uber app may be able to tell when you're had too many drinks

Uber has filed for a patent for artificial intelligence technology that knows when passengers are drunk.        

Fri 8 Jun 18 from USA today

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