Hail that AI taxi

Hail that AI taxi

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The city of Seoul is planning to roll out artificial intelligence-supported ride-location technology in all of the metro’s cabs following a successful trial.

The test with 380 taxis delivered better than 97% accuracy in predicting areas with high demand for rides. A number of participating cab firms saw a more-than 2% spike in business using the technology.

The AI-platform, developed by the city and Korea Smart Card, divides Seoul into 100m x 100m squares and bases its real-time forecasts on weather, population and ‘other factors’.

"Before, taxi drivers encountered their passengers through coincidence, however, with the ‘AI Taxi System’ their encounter will be inevitable,” the city says.

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