AI chatbots using ChatGPT tech are now taking fast-food drive-through orders across the country at chains like Hardees, Del Taco and Checkers. Made by a company named Presto, AI in drive-throughs uses automatic speech recognition to convert an order into text so the AI system can understand it.

WSJ’s Joanna Stern put the tech through a series of tests at a Hardee’s—including blasting loud sounds and confusing commands.

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2:28 Language processing
4:29 Humanness

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