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Uber will soon know if you’re drunk and could refuse to pick you up

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668 Driver
 Posted 3 years, 8 months ago

Doesn't this eliminate like 90% of the Uber application.  How the heck am I supposed to get home now?

Uber has filed a patent for an artificial intelligence system which could be used to tell if passengers are drunk and potentially refuse them service. Its computer scientists have invented an artifical intelligence network capable of guessing a ‘user’s state’ through machine learning. The techalyzer will be able to work out whether passengers are likely to ‘behave uncharacteristically (e.g., abnormally) during a trip’ and then automatically ‘modify their journey’. Although the patent does not explicitly mention inebriation, it could be used to help drivers turn down people who have a few too many.



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    8199 Rider Driver
     3 years ago

    I heard about this awhile back. They did say that they may "train" willing drivers to handle drunk people. Those drivers would do the pick ups. Dont know what kind of training could be involved. Probably have to watch a video. Then you are a Certified drunk pick up Uber driver. Maybe Uber will supply a few vomit bags for getting certified. Uber would be absolutely foolish to decline riders who were drunk. Friday and Saturday nights after 9pm thats mostly what you get people headed out to party. Pick ups at 2 to 3am almost guarantee you a drunk rider or at very least a pick up from bar with a slightly buzzed rider:)