Uber Is Developing Artificial Intelligence to Detect Intoxication
Don’t drink and drive. But Uber’s not crazy about you drinking and riding either: The company’s filed for a patent on artificial intelligence technology that would analyze a passenger’s location, typos, phone angle and walking speed in order to determine if they’re drunk. The tech could warn potential drivers, direct the rider to a driver with special training, or ban drunk passengers from shared rides. But after more than 100 allegations of sexual assaults by Uber drivers, some worry that predators could use the tech to identify vulnerable targets.