McDonald’s buys AI tech to automatically adjust drive-thru menu

American fast food chain McDonald’s has bought an AI machine-learning company that will automatically change its drive-thru menu panels depending on factors such as weather, time, restaurant traffic and trends. The technology means that it could suggest McFlurry ice cream products on hot days, or show what is popular at that particular restaurant at the…

Facebook acquires AI furniture shopping startup GrokStyle

  (Dominic Lipinski/PA) Facebook has bought an AI furniture shopping startup called GrokStyle, as the social network continues to broaden its technology with greater focus on artificial intelligence. The San Francisco-based company, which was founded in 2015, developed technology that allows consumers to take a photo of furniture and uses AI…