'I know your favourite drink': Chinese smart city to put AI in charge

By Umberto Bacchi

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"The way it functioned was very interesting. When the Drink button was pressed it made an instant but highly detailed examination of the subject's taste buds, a spectroscopic analysis of the subject's metabolism and then sent tiny experimental signals down the neural pathways to the taste centers of the subject's brain to see what was likely to go down well. However, no one knew quite why it did this because it invariably delivered a cupful of liquid that was almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea.”

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'I know your favourite drink'

Your shoes reek of it.

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Nope nope nope.


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Oy, bartender, I did not order this WD-40 shot with lube chaser. You might want to start carding those droids.

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’I know your favourite drink': Chinese smart city to put AI in charge

Just a big WOW!

Maybe this piece should be recategorized.


’I know your favourite drink': Too bad your social credit score is too low for me to serve you. Actually, you missed a car payment and I am now calling your Social Credit Score Big Brother.

Invalid social credit number & CSRF

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This crazy idea will send a tingle up the pant legs of Socialists the world over. The central government experts will be able to track everything about you and will be able to sense any deviation from your proper behavior. I can see this going over big with the drones in San Francisco.

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...and thus began the ascendance of Skynet.

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Creepy doesn't begin to describe this. No. Not no but H3LL NO!

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