The patent tech would use artificial intelligence that learns your behavior towards Uber app based on the angle you're holding your phone, walking speed, or how precisely you press in-app buttons. Being drunk is perhaps the most common instance in which a passenger may be in an altered state that results in "uncharacteristic" behaviors, but the patent also points toward tiredness as another possible issue.
The patent application, which was first uncovered by CNN, refers to a computer model that can predict user states based on data from their current in-app requests, as well as their previous behaviours.
Uber's solution - use technology to detect drunk people trying to get a ride.
A recently published patent has revealed that Uber could be looking into developing an AI system that can tell when a passenger is drunk.
Given that Uber cars bought using a smartphone, the system will be sharpened on a mobile device.
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Others point out that the FTC, which oversees consumer protection for every corner of the USA economy, already has its hands full. The disclosure will help regulators spot anti-competitive practices, according to a summary of the rules distributed by the FCC.