Uber developing technology to identify drunk riders

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Uber is developing technology that would help drivers identify if a passenger is drunk or sober using artificial intelligence. 

According to BBC, the ridesharing giant has a pending application with U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for the technology. 

Drivers would look for red flags such as typos, how precisely a user clicks on links and buttons, walking speed, and how long it takes to request a ride, CNN revealed. 

Drivers would have the option of canceling a ride if a person is too intoxicated. 

Users could also be matched with a driver who has relevant experience. 

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