Passengers also might not be given the option to partake in a shared ride, based on their state.
After revealing a first look at its flying vehicle prototype, slated to launch in LA by 2020, Uber looks to further improve its service, as the ridesharing giant has explored identifying drunk passengers with artificial intelligence, according to a patent application.
CNNuncovered the patent, called "Predicting user state using machine learning".
The system, described by members of Uber's Trust & Safety team in 2016, tracks how someone normally uses Uber's app through AI - if they commit typos, their walking speed, and the rate at which they drop their phone.
However, it is not exactly clear if this data will be used to deter an Uber driver from picking up a passenger in order to evade any potential drunken predicament.
Uber will soon be able to figure out if a customer is drunk - even before they climb into one of their rides. Instead, the technology may be beneficial in allocating intoxicated customers with drivers who are comfortable dealing with potentially-unpleasant situations.
The concern is that people deemed excessively drunk might be refused service from Uber, which could lead to them trying to drive home themselves or getting into other risky situations.
Like all patents, there's no guarantee that this system will ever make it into a final product. If it does, you might end up having to call friends for a lift home at the end of a heavy night.
It seems like yesterday we were left shook by the news that Ariana Grande had split from her long-term boyfriend, Mac Miller . Davidson, too, was newly single after ending a lengthy relationship with Larry David's daughter, Cazzie David .
It is not the big multi-million dollar prize, but Richard Cosyn won $96,533 in the June 1 LOTTO MAX draw. The victor or winners have a year to claim their prize with the Western Canada Lottery Corporation .
Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Saransk, Rostov-on-Don and Yekaterinburg. After Uruguay, Egypt takes host Russian Federation on June 19 and Saudi Arabia on June 25.
The President said he had told fellow G7 nations that the U.S. requires fair market access and end to unfair trading practices. He promised a "frank and direct discussion" with Trump at an upcoming summit in Canada.
That was again the case against Brazil on Sunday afternoon, with Bayern Munich's David Alaba in a wing-back position. He latched onto a through ball from former Liverpool team-mate Roberto Firmino before sliding home.
Trump engaged Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a war of words and promised to continue recent trade protectionism. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland heads to Washington on Wednesday, where she will meet with the U.S.
The small blue dot in the below image of the storm (click to enlarge) indicates Opportunity's location in Perseverance Valley. The latest data transmission from Opportunity on Sunday morning showed the rover's temperature to be about -20°F (-29°C).
Its outcome could prove pivotal in determining whether the two nations pursue a lasting peace or a fresh military conflict. He credits his administration's "maximum pressure" campaign with getting Kim to the table.
It's worth noting that the Prime member savings are also available in Whole Foods Market 365 stores nationwide. In the time-honored retail fashion, that really just means extra discounts and savings for Prime members.
Artists will be able to use HitRecord to create and submit assets that could potentially be featured in Beyond Good and Evil 2 . This is very much still a game in development, and that was evidenced by the next announcement Ubisoft made.
Signer Demi Lovato has announced that she's cancelled her London concert at the O2 arena after fears over her vocal cords. Luckily, the majority of Demi's fans have been super-supportive of the singer's decision to postpone her show.
Crawford ready to shut Jeff Horn camp up
He was very effective, he had a great chin and he could hit like a mule. "I'm not just lying around and sitting on the couch". I've heard it before that I'm a chump and a fraud of the welterweight division and I'm just there to prove everyone wrong".
Brewers acquire Brad Miller from Rays for Choi
Choi, 27, is with his fourth major-league team in three seasons, having played sparingly for the Angels, Yankees and Brewers . In the last two years, his power dropped from 30 homers in 2016 to 9 homers last season and 5 so far this year.
Clippers want to trade up in draft, may be eyeing Luka Doncic
Luka Doncic will not withdraw his name from the 2018 National Basketball Association draft early-entry list, a source told ESPN. With two lottery picks, this also gives the Clippers an opportunity to try and trade up and draft a potential superstar.
France, Germany slam Trump's G7 statement U-turn
Russian Federation used to be included rounding out the group to G8, Trump has been lobbying for the country to be let back in. Merkel described the joint communiqué Trump refused to sign, despite America's co-authorship, as "arduously negotiated".
Taylor Swift Pays Tribute to Manchester at Concert
The 'Reputation' singer is began the United Kingdom leg of her world tour at the city's Etihad Stadium last night (June 8). Nicely done, Taylor - and there's more to come on Saturday evening from this most talented young lady.
Fallen Kingdom' earns P213.8M in 5 days
Fallen Kingdom further collected a whopping Rs 13.25 on Sunday, taking its 4-day weekend collection to Rs 37.25 crore nett. The previous film had earned over $1.67 billion worldwide, with over $1 billion of that total earned overseas.