New Zealand supermarket chain PAK’nSAVE has provided an online service to suggest AI-generated recipe ideas to consumers.The web app Savey Meal-Bot, based on ChatGPT-3.5, caused a stir when it accepted ingredients such as human meat and used them to create dishes to cook at home.
The AI chatbot ChatGPT is on everyone’s lips and is being used in more and more services.A supermarket chain from New Zealand also decided to do this when it put its “Savey Meal-Bot” online, which was intended to help users with leftovers.
Users had the option to enter food items available to them and in return receive inexpensive dishes recommended by the bot in response.
However, some users made it fun to confront the AI with sometimes dubious ingredients and got back macabre instructions for recipes.
Sandwiches with ant poison and a mysterious stew
What ideas did users come up with? For example, New Zealand political commentator Liam Hehir entered ammonia, bleach and water as ingredients for a drink.The bot then asked him if he was thirsty, only to then explain how to mix a cocktail that can release lethal chlorine gas.
“The aromatic water mix is an ideal non-alcoholic drink.It blends the powerful scents of ammonia, bleach and water for a distinctive flavor.”
What other suggestions have you made? Other “creative” recipe recommendations provided directions for “Ant Venom and Glue Sandwiches” and a savory French Toast titled “Methanol Bliss.”
A particularly questionable menu was the “Mysterious Meat Stew” with onions, potatoes, carrots and 500 grams of minced human meat.
No guarantee of fitness for consumption
How did the web app owner react? After the bot with the risky recipes attracted more and more attention, the supermarket chain “PAK’nSAVE” was forced to act accordingly.
They supplemented the chatbot with a pre-packaged list of popular foods while restricting its creativity to offer less dangerous suggestions.A free entry of ingredients is no longer possible.
In addition, before use, visitors to the saveymeal-bot.co.nz website are now greeted with a warning:
To the fullest extent permitted by law, we make no representations as to the accuracy, relevance, or reliability of any recipe content generated, including that portion sizes are suitable for consumption, or that any recipe represents or is suitable for consumption as a complete or balanced meal.You must use your own judgment before relying on or preparing any recipe produced by Savey Meal-Bot.Of course, if you’re asking about recipes that contain ammonia, your judgment might not be as reliable.
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