Uber applies for patent that would detect drunk passengers

Uber applies for patent that would detect drunk passengers

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I am a bar-hopping, 20-something Uber customer — and this patent application that the ride-sharing company just applied for sounds mortifying.

Uber has applied for a patent for a system that can “predict a user state.” That is, a new artificial intelligence product from Uber could figure out if you’re drunk, and just how far gone you are from your “normal state.” CNN first spotted the application.

The system would use a series of smartphone interaction measurements to figure out a passenger’s “user state.” The activity it would look at is: “data input accuracy, data input speed, interface interaction behavior, device angle, or walking speed.” It could also possibly take into account data about location, time of day, and other factors. Read more…

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Source: Mashable | Uber applies for patent that would detect drunk passengers

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