A software company DataSparQ suffered a PR backlash after hiring a London bar to test its AI and facial recognition software.
Silkie Carlo, director of Big Brother Watch said:
It is a sad state of affairs when we can’t even enjoy a pint without being under AI monitoring.
The British pub is an institution and as along as our pubs are properly staffed there is no need for these surveillance-gimmicks.
You might expect AI queue control and ‘face tabs’ in China, but not in Britain.
I would expect a lot of punters will stop drinking in such bleak and anodyne environments.
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