Uber wants to patent technology to detect drunk riders

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018
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Ride-sharing company Uber wants to patent a way to use artificial intelligence to identify intoxicated users.

SAN FRANCISCO -- Uber wants to be able to tell you when you've had too many drinks.

A patent application shows Uber is working on using artificial intelligence to identify intoxicated users to better tailor ride options.

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Drivers may be warned about the sobriety of their passengers.

As for riders, they may not be able to opt for shared rides if they're too inebriated.

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