Today on 🥯 Bagel Bots, we’re discussing:
🤯 One minor issue with AI sales bots
⚡️ Fresh tech of the day - World’s First Fully Autonomous, AI-Powered Restaurant
📰 The latest AI and tech news
🤖 Cool new apps for you to check out
🎅 AI talks about Christmas movie plot holes
🧠 A holiday reminder
(Read time: five minutes) - Fun fact: I never change this.
More companies are adding AI to their websites to streamline business and customer communication. Foolproof, right? Ask the team at Chevrolet of Watsonville how they feel about it.
Chris is a great follow on Twitter, and I am not sure if this is real, but it’s making the rounds and is hilarious.
If this is me, I am 100% getting my $1 truck and selling it for sticker price.
It’s not a popular opinion, but I am so excited about the future of robotics in restaurants: World’s First Fully Autonomous, AI-powered restaurant Opening in Southern California
Pasadena, CA – Cali Group, a holding company using technology to transform the restaurant and retail industries, Miso Robotics, creator of Flippy (the world’s first AI-powered robotic fry station), and PopID, a technology company simplifying ordering and payments using biometrics, announced today that they are soon opening CaliExpress by Flippy™, the world’s first fully autonomous restaurant. Utilizing the most advanced systems in food technology, both grill and fry stations are fully automated, powered by proprietary leading-edge artificial intelligence and robotics. Guests will watch their food being cooked robotically after checking in with their PopID accounts on self-ordering kiosks to get personalized order recommendations and make easy and fast payments. The new CaliExpress by Flippy restaurant is located in a prime retail location in Pasadena, California on the northwest corner of Green Street and Madison Avenue at 561 E. Green St.
I am here for it and eagerly awaiting the results. On that note, here is the robot restaurant I am not looking forward to:
🔗 You can read more about CaliExpress here.
My take: The real headline here is the money in creating an AI business. This is a one-year-old business with a valuation of $700 million. Holy. Shit.
My take: Self-driving cars on highways? We’re getting closer and closer to empty Ubers picking us up and taking us places.
My take: Can anyone explain why the Pope has an opinion on AI and why it would matter? Weird, right?
My take: We should celebrate this type of news because we don’t see it often. I talk a lot about robots and AI replacing humans, not because I root for it, but because I expect it to happen no matter how we feel.
My take: The movie Her has arrived on our mobile phones, and it’s really wild stuff. Hey, to each their own. Many lonely people will be helped by having “someone” to talk to.
🎅 AI talks about Christmas movie plot holes.
There are so many Christmas movie plotholes, and I felt the need to get Bard’s thoughts. And well, these are the biggest Christmas movie plot holes that Bard came up with. Do you agree with these?
1. Home Alone (1990): Kevin, an eight-year-old, booby-traps his house against burglars with elaborate contraptions. While hilarious, how did he accumulate all the necessary materials and build elaborate traps without anyone noticing?
2. The Polar Express (2004): The Hero Boy receives a mysterious ticket to the North Pole on the Polar Express. But wouldn't other children on the train also wonder how they got their tickets? Did everyone on the train lose their faith in Santa at the same time?
3. Miracle on 34th Street (1947): Kris Kringle, claiming to be the real Santa, is put on trial for his sanity. His lawyer argues that Santa exists through collective belief. But wouldn't the sudden appearance of a seemingly genuine Santa at Macy's department store further complicate the legal case and public's opinion?
4. It's a Wonderful Life (1946): George Bailey witnesses an alternate reality where he never existed. But wouldn't the absence of George have cascading consequences throughout his community, even in the alternate timeline? How could so many lives be drastically altered without anyone questioning how things got so different?
5. Elf (2003): Buddy the Elf leaves the North Pole for New York City. He navigates the urban jungle with childlike wonder, but wouldn't his immense strength and naivety cause significant mayhem and disruption, even if it's unintentional?
6. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993): Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King, decides to take over Christmas. But wouldn't the residents of Halloween Town, accustomed to fear and spooks, be completely unsuited for the delicate task of spreading Christmas cheer?
7. A Christmas Story (1983): Ralphie Parker desperately wants a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas. His parents repeatedly insist it's "unsafe," yet they leave him unsupervised with a powerful air rifle in the attic. This inconsistency raises questions about their parenting choices and safety concerns.
8. The Grinch (2000): The Grinch steals all the gifts and decorations from Whoville. But wouldn't the Whos, known for their love of Christmas, have hidden some presents or decorations, making the Grinch's theft incomplete and his plan less effective?
9. Love Actually (2003): The movie features multiple intertwined love stories in London. While charming, the connections between characters and their sudden romantic decisions can feel contrived and rushed, leaving plot holes and motivations unclear.
10. Die Hard (1988): While not a traditional Christmas movie, it's often included in holiday marathons. John McClane faces terrorists in Nakatomi Plaza. But how did Hans Gruber's team gain access to such a high-security building, and how did they manage to take over its communication systems undetected?