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.