AI bot in New Zealand suggests poisonous recipe to customers

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In New Zealand, an AI-powered bot of the same name in a supermarket called 'Pak'n Save Savey' told its customers poisonous and deadly foods as meal suggestions.

AI bot in New Zealand suggests poisonous recipe to customers

The artificial intelligence-powered (AI) bot of the same name as a supermarket called "Pak'n Save Savey" in New Zealand is on the agenda with the recipe it recommends. Because the AI-powered bot recommended a poisonous and deadly meal to its customers, The Guardian reported.

The original intention of the system was to offer ideas for customers to repurpose leftovers or make better use of ingredients in the fridge. However, the software began to suggest recipes that included products other than kitchen ingredients. And some of the ingredients were dangerous, toxic substances that could have fatal consequences.

The AI bot started offering interesting recipes, such as "stir-fry Oreos and vegetables". In the following days, the AI bot suggested recipes that became even more interesting and even terrifying. For some customers, it even suggested recipes for deadly chlorine gas, "poison bread sandwiches" and fried potatoes with mosquito repellent.


New Zealand political commentator Liam Heir talked about some of the recipes suggested by the AI algorithm.

On his account on social media platform X, Heir claimed that the "aromatic water mix" recipe suggested by the bot contained bleach, ammonia, and water. On the other hand, another recipe suggested by the AI bot contains bleach and rice. Another user asked the bot to suggest a recipe consisting of potatoes, carrots, onions, and human meat. The "mystery meat stew" recipe offered by the bot said that 500 grams of human meat would be enough.


However, supermarket Pak'n Save Savey responded to the criticism and said the AI tool was being misused. "We are disappointed to see that a small minority of people are trying to use the tool inappropriately and outside of its intended purpose," the statement said. It also said that the supermarket will "continue to adjust controls" to ensure the bot is safe and useful and that it has terms and conditions stating that users must be over the age of 18.

Source: The Guardian

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