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McDonalds removes AI drive-throughs after order errors

[ad_1] McDonald's is removing artificial intelligence (AI) powered ordering technology from its drive-through restaurants in the US, after customers shared its comical mishaps online.A trial of the system - which uses voice recognition software to process orders - was announced in 2019.It has not proved entirely reliable however - resulting in viral videos of bizarre misinterpreted orders. ranging from bacon-topped ice cream to hundreds of dollars worth of chicken nuggets.McDonald's
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Building a $2bn game by breaking the rules

[ad_1] Just nowBy Tom Richardson, BBC NewsbeatBethesdaThe Elder Scrolls Online has marked 10 years with its Gold Road expansionAsk anyone to name a successful online multiplayer game and you're likely to get a handful of names in response.Fortnite, Call of Duty, League of Legends, Roblox, Helldivers II.But there's another title, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, that's been a relatively quiet success.The Elder Scrolls Online (ESO), a spin-off of the hugely popular
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The virtual cameramen capturing the action

[ad_1] 23 minutes agoBy Andrew Rogers, BBC NewsbeatStephanie LindgrenTeam Spirit took home the trophy at this year's Blast Premier Spring FinalNo matter what sport you love, when you’re watching and cheering on your team you don’t want to miss a second of the action.That’s why one of the most important, and often least appreciated jobs, is being one of the many camera operators.It’s no different in esports, and that’s where people like
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The battle for Gen Z social shoppers

[ad_1] Just nowBy Sam Gruet, Technology ReporterMovers+ShakersLilia Souri and AJ Pulvirent - hosts of the podcast Gen Z on Gen ZShopping habits have not been the same since the Covid pandemic and resulting lockdowns.For many, and particularly younger shoppers, it saw the lines blur between social media and e-commerce.Unable to shop in person, and with TikTok downloads soaring, a trend began that would go on to be described as a cultural phenomenon:
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Wells Fargo fires workers over fake keyboard activity

[ad_1] Wells Fargo has conducted a rash of sackings in recent weeks after claims some of its employees were faking keyboard activity to fool the firm into thinking they were working. America's third largest bank disclosed the decisions in broker filings with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (Finra).The firm did not respond to questions about how the alleged issue was discovered, or whether it was related to remote work.New rules
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Nasa astronaut distress message broadcast in error

[ad_1] Nasa has confirmed audio shared widely on social media of astronauts in distress was a simulation broadcast on its YouTube channel in error.In the clip, intended to be used for training purposes, a voice said an astronaut on the International Space Station (ISS) had a "tenuous" chance of survival.The broadcast of the clip on Wednesday evening sparked speculation online about a possible emergency in space - but Nasa said
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‘We are creating new crops five-times faster’

[ad_1] 11 minutes agoBy Suzanne Bearne, Business reporterShepherd’s GrainJeremy Bunch, second right, is asking his farmers to use AI to guide their decisionsLike the bosses of many food companies, Jeremy Bunch is worried about the impact of climate change on his business.“Weather and the climate are maybe the number one risk to our company,” says the boss of US flour firm Shepherd’s Grain.Based in Idaho, the business sources wheat from farmers across
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Steam owner Valve accused of ripping off 14m UK gamers

[ad_1] 11 minutes agoBy Imran Rahman-Jones, Technology reporterLarian StudiosBaldur's Gate 3 was the bestselling game on Steam in 2023The owner of Steam - the largest digital distribution platform for PC games in the world - is being sued for £656m.Valve Corporation is being accused of using its market dominance to overcharge 14 million people in the UK."Valve is rigging the market and taking advantage of UK gamers," said digital rights campaigner Vicki
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Elon Musk unexpectedly drops legal action against OpenAI

[ad_1] Elon Musk has unexpectedly asked a California court to withdraw a legal case against OpenAI and its boss Sam Altman, which accused them of abandoning the firm's founding mission of developing artificial intelligence (AI) for humanity's benefit.The filing submitted by the multi-billionaire's lawyers asked for the months-old case to be dropped without offering any reason for the move.It came just a day before the court was expected to hear
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GameStop raises over $2bn after Roaring Kitty rally

[ad_1] US video game retailer GameStop says it has raised more than $2bn (£1.57bn) in its second sale in a month after a rally led by the investment influencer Keith Gill, known as Roaring Kitty.The announcement comes just days after Mr Gill's first YouTube livestream in three years.The company's shares jumped by almost 23% on Tuesday and have doubled in the last six months.GameStop's popularity among retail investors during the