Uber's artificial intelligence system to detect when passenger is drunk

  • Uber's artificial intelligence system to detect when passenger is drunk

Uber's artificial intelligence system to detect when passenger is drunk

The machine learning technology Uber is working on would generate "a prediction about the current state of the user" by comparing "data associated with the trip request to data about past trip requests". The technology also will take into account the location of the passenger, time of day and even the speed of his walk.

The patent also suggests that the service Uber provides to the user could change, as a result.

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

Uber has partnered with organizations including Mothers Against Drunk Driving to encourage more people to call the service than to get behind the wheel after drinking too much.

But those days could be numbered after the taxi app invented a system for detecting drunk passengers and alerting drivers before they are picked up.

Uber plans to use as data gathering tools motion sensors, device angle sensors, GPS, and touch sensors built into a screen.

"It would be cool if drivers got extra money for picking up drunk passengers".

"From February 2016 to February 2017, there were 48 alleged sex attacks by Uber drivers reported to the police in London", says The New Statesman.

'It could mean that they offer different pricey for drunk passengers, which means Uber could take advantage of a users state to charge them more'.

It is unclear how riders will access Uber's VR system - whether or not they will have to don a used headset is unknown.

The patent states that if a potential rider is acting uncharacteriscally, they could be rerouted to certain drivers who are experienced with handling troubled passengers, or not at all.