Incident 203: Uber Launched Opaque Algorithm That Changes Drivers' Payments in the US
Description: Uber launched a new but opaque algorithm to determine drivers' pay in the US which allegedly caused drivers to experience lower fares, confusing fare drops, and a decrease in rides.
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Alleged: Uber developed and deployed an AI system, which harmed Uber drivers.
Feb 25 (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc (UBER.N) is testing a new driver earnings algorithm in 24 U.S. cities that allows drivers to see pay and destinations before accepting a trip and raises the incentives for drivers to take short rides…
The company has long used ride time and mileage to decide driver pay but is now turning to an opaque calculation called “Upfront Fares”
Uber has quietly changed the way it pays drivers in several major cities across the U.S., using a new fe…
Uber is testing a new driver earnings algorithm in 24 U.S. cities that allows drivers to see pay and destinations before accepting a trip and raises the incentives for drivers to take short rides in an effort to attract more drivers. In Bra…
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