Uber wants to know if you’re drunk and is relying on artificial intelligence to find out.
It describes an algorithm that will weigh a variety of factors like typos, how precisely a user clicks, walking speed and the time of day.
Uber plans to use that technology to better match its rides, either by warning drivers or matching them with drivers with relevant experience or training. This would make sense for drivers that don't want to deal with wasted passengers, though that may be a big chunk of business at night on the weekends. I don't see how this can hurt.