Friday, June 21

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McDonald’s pulls AI ordering from drive-thrus – for now Short
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McDonald’s pulls AI ordering from drive-thrus – for now Short

McDonald's is discontinuing the use of AI ordering technology at drive-thrus after testing it at over 100 locations in the US. The company collaborated with IBM to develop and test AI-driven, voice-automated ordering as part of its growth plan. Despite the setback, McDonald's plans to explore other AI partners and evaluate scalable solutions for voice-ordering by the end of 2024. Other fast-food chains like White Castle and Wendy's have also experimented with AI-powered solutions in their operations. However, challenges such as AI inaccurately taking orders due to accent recognition issues have been reported. Source: https://www.cnn.com/2024/06/17/tech/mcdonalds-ai-drive-thru-program/index.html submitted by /u/NuseAI [link] [comments]
Exclusive: Leading chatbots are spreading Russian propaganda
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Exclusive: Leading chatbots are spreading Russian propaganda

The leading AI chatbots are regurgitating Russian misinformation, according to a NewsGuard report shared first with Axios. Why it matters: Users turning to chatbots for reliable information and quick answers to all their questions are finding that AI can also offer disinformation, satire and fiction as fact. Driving the news: To conduct the study, NewsGuard entered prompts asking about narratives known to have been created by John Mark Dougan, an American fugitive who, per the New York Times, is creating and spreading misinformation from Moscow. Entering 57 prompts into 10 leading chatbots, NewsGuard found they spread Russian disinformation narratives 32% of the time, often citing Dougan's fake local news sites as a reliable source. more: https://www.axios.com/2024/06/18/ai-chatbots-russ...
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