To some, the concept may be counterintuitive to why they choose to hail an Uber. The information could then be used to determine what type, if any service to provide.
CNN reported that more than 100 Uber drivers in the U.S. had been accused of sexually assaulting or abusing passengers in the past four years, with 31 drivers convicted of crimes including false imprisonment and rape.
In many of these cases, the passengers were inebriated or drinking before taking the cab.
A patent application first spotted by CNN reveals that the ride-sharing may be working on an AI technology that automatically detects the state of the app user, if he or she is high or sober, before getting into the vehicle.
The system uses artificial intelligence (AI) to assess variety of factors such as walking speed, typos, precision of clicking on links and/or buttons and the amount of time taken to request a ride, a report by CNN suggests.
USA, Canada and Mexico to host 2026 FIFA World Cup
The 2026 World Cup will be the first expanded tournament featuring 48 teams, up from the current 32-team competition. There has been success on the women's side and the men's game has been waiting for something like this, he said.
Based on how the system interprets that behavior, it may adjust how it arranges a match with a driver, the application said.
The technology, of course, does not 100 per cent confirm that the rider is drunk but the technology could work if there's even a slight chance of drunk passenger and warn the driver.
The application also notes that "when the likelihood is comparatively very high" that a rider is acting out of the ordinary, that rider may not be matched with any driver, or may only be matched with drivers "with experience or training with users having an unusual state". The idea is still in its early stages, and the company has no immediate plans to start using the technology as described in the application. "Similarly, when the likelihood is comparatively low (but not non-zero), the system may match the provider normally and provide a notification to the matched provider of the possible state".
"We are always exploring ways that our technology can help improve the Uber experience for riders and drivers", a spokesperson said. Uber has come under fire before for its misuse of customer data, which included Uber employees being able to track the location of ex-partners over a centralised "God View" tool.
"We file patent applications on many ideas, but not all of them actually become products or features".
Kochhar was awarded another Michelin star for his second restaurant, Benaras, also a modern Indian fine-dining outfit in London. He later deleted the tweet and put out an apology, saying the "major error" was "made in the heat of the moment on Sunday".
Production resumed after WB completed an investigation and found no evidence to support the misconduct allegation. If he fails to comply with the terms, he could be ordered to serve his term behind bars.
La voiture de sécurité est logiquement intervenue, et Marcus Ericsson et Stoffel Vandoorne en ont profité pour rentrer au stand. Verstappen était troisième à cinq secondes du leader, une seconde devant Hamilton, qui devançait Ricciardo de deux secondes.
Once the World Cup is over and the players begin to return from their holidays, preparation will begin for the 2018/19 campaign. Arsenal have announced that they will play Chelsea in a preseason game in Dublin on August 1.
The decision followed a detailed review of transfer contracts and analysis of the related management accounts, UEFA said. It came after PSG broke the world record transfer fee in August 2017 when they signed Neymar for £200m.
Cette disparition des baobabs monumentaux serait liée au changement climatique qui affecte particulièrement l'Afrique australe. C'est ce qui ressort d'une étude publiée dans la revue scientifique Nature Plants .
Brown is public supporter of GLAAD's Together movement and has previously voiced support for Parkland shooting survivors. Brown will return to play Eleven in the upcoming third season of Netflix's Stranger Things .
While plague in humans is rare, experts say it occurs naturally in some rodent populations, including ground squirrels in Idaho. Plague is still one of the scarier infectious diseases out there, with a mortality rate between 30% and 60% if untreated.
Mayor Melvin Carter said city officials were working on a plan to rescue the raccoon as it ascended the skyscraper. Crowds gathered at the building after it went viral, and local media streamed its perilous climb for nearly a day.
A spokesperson for the channel told Metro.co.uk that episode needs to be shown as part of the "continuing narrative". She has no involvement in the casting of the show or the storylines depicted in the series'.
Apple reported a decline in demand for iPhone
However, Kelly adds that the flash will hang out on the side of the triple camera module so it's anyone's guess at the moment. Apple is supposed to follow a similar setup, however, Apple can also go with some new triple camera setup feature.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk buys 72,500 shares in electric car maker
The report comes amidst other significant news becoming public, that the company is laying off almost 10% of its workforce. The share purchases could be a signal to employees and Wall Street that he's still optimistic about the future of Tesla .
Trump Receives Nobel Peace Prize Nomination
Trump was nominated by two right-wing members of Norway's Progress Party, which advocates for limited immigration and lower taxes. Trump has been cited as a possible nominee since Kim ended a series of provocative threats and missile tests past year .
Un couple d'Australiens se tue en prenant un selfie — Portugal
Le couple, âgé d'environ trente ans, a trouvé la mort sur la plage dos Pescadores, chutant du haut d'un mur de près de 40 mètres. Selon les services de secours portugais ce mardi, ce drame est survenu alors qu'ils essayaient probablement de faire un selfie .