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How About Some AI With That Burger?

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By William Vogeler, Esq. on April 01, 2019 3:03 PM

McDonald's has a new item on its menu: artificial intelligence.

No, you can't order a burger, fries, and some AI on the side. Instead, AI will tell you what else is on the menu based on time of day, the weather, and trending items.

That's how McDonald's is changing the menu. AI will soon be ready to serve you.

Ready to Serve

Before you know it, fast-food places will have facial recognition software and know your usual before you order. But for now, the McDonald's robot will work something like this at the drive-up station:

McDonald's: "Good morning! May I take your order?"

You: "Yes, I'd like an Egg McMuffin and an orange juice."

McDonald's: "Great! It's so cold outside, maybe you would like a hot chocolate, too?"

Not Exactly

Of course, that's not exactly how it works. But you get the idea: McDonald's will be upselling you.

The technology cost the company about $300 million, so your AI order is pretty much a done deal. Now if only they can fix that speaker...

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