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Uber applies for patent to spot drunk passengers

Uber applies for patent to spot drunk passengers

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Taxi app company Uber has applied for a patent to use artificial intelligence to determine how drunk potential passengers might be.The app used to summon rides could also feed other information to the driver, including a passenger's location, how accurately they are typing and even the angle they are holding their phone at.It could help drivers who do not want to pick up inebriated riders.But critics said it could also be used to identify vulnerable passengers.According to the application to the US patent office, the system would spot "uncharacteristic user activity".Uber does not have the best track record when it comes to collecting data. In 2014 it was revealed the company used a software program known as God View to monitor r...
Do You Get Drunk Faster on the Keto Diet?

Do You Get Drunk Faster on the Keto Diet?

Health
Oh yeah, carbs, yeah! Or maybe not... The keto diet has made its way to the Jersey Shore. More specifically, to the Jersey Shore Family Vacation in Miami. After five years, our favorite guidos and guidettes have changed—a lot. JWoww and Snooki are moms, “The Situation” is in the throes of a legal battle, and Vinny refuses to eat pizza crust.Yes, his mom still does his laundry, but the new-and-improved Vinny Guadagnino is extremely disciplined about his diet and exercise regimen. In fact, you can find shirtless selfies and keto-approved meals on his spinoff Instagram account, @ketoguido. But when the tequila started flowing, his roommates noticed that he got drunk at warp speed. This led to several comments about how Vinny’s keto diet was to blame.RELATED: Th
Drunk tanks may become norm, NHS boss warns 'selfish' revellers

Drunk tanks may become norm, NHS boss warns 'selfish' revellers

Health
Drunk tanks may have to become the norm in towns and cities to keep "selfish" revellers out of A&E, the head of the NHS in England says.Simon Stevens said he would be closely monitoring how the mobile units cope on New Year's Eve before deciding whether they should become a regular feature.Drunk tanks provide a safe place for those who have over-indulged to be checked over and sleep it off.They are often used over the festive period to stop people ending up at A&E.A number of cities have already introduced the units - also known as booze buses - all-year-round, including Newcastle, Cardiff, Manchester and Bristol.And now Mr Stevens said he may start recommending others follow suit, given an estimated 15% of attendances at A&E are due to alcohol consumption.This rises to about 7...