Uber wants to use AI to identify drunk passengers

Uber has submitted a patent application to the United States Patent and Trademark Office in which it details an AI that can identify drunk and exhausted passengers.

Uber wants to know when you've had a few too many drinks, and it's turning to artificial intelligence for answers.

Uber is working on technology that could determine just how drunk passengers are when ordering a ride. The system relies on an algorithm to weigh a variety of factors, including typos, how precisely a user clicks on links and buttons, walking speed, and how long it takes to request a ride.

It will also draw on the location of the rider and the time of day the request is made.

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The patent adds that Uber drivers could be warned of a passenger's state before they're picked up, letting them prepare for the journey in advance.

Uber's patent also says it could, potentially, use the technology to deny rides to users based on their current state, or perhaps match them with other drivers with relevant skills or training.

Given drunk people are not known to be the most lucid, sensible or even polite people, certainly here in the United Kingdom, the system could alert Uber drivers to the fact their upcoming customer is flying a few sheets to the wind.

"It would be cool if drivers got extra money for picking up drunk passengers". According to a recent CNN investigation, at least 103 Uber drivers have been accused of sexually assaulting or abusing passengers in just the past four years. Numerous police reports and court documents involved passengers who were inebriated or drinking before getting into an Uber.

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