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posted by Fnord666 on Monday September 18, @08:44PM   Printer-friendly
from the AI-overlords dept.

Coca-Cola has taken a fizzy leap into the future of AI hype with the release of Coca‑Cola Y3000 Zero Sugar, a "limited-edition" beverage reportedly co-created with artificial intelligence. Its futuristic name evokes flavor in the year 3000 (still 977 years away), but its marketing relies on AI-generated imagery from 2023—courtesy of the controversial image synthesis model Stable Diffusion.

Stable Diffusion, a technology that is mentioned by name when launching the "Coca-Cola Y3000 AI Cam" mobile app, gained its ability to generate images by scraping hundreds of millions of copyrighted works found on the Internet without copyright-holder permission and is currently the subject of litigation related to copyright infringement.
Coca-Cola says that the zero-sugar version of the new AI-augmented soda will be available for a limited time in "select markets" including the United States, Canada, China, Europe, and Africa. Thirsty futuristic folks in the US, Canada, and Mexico will also be able to buy an "original taste version" of Coca‑Cola Y3000 soon.

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  • (Score: 3, Funny) by looorg on Monday September 18, @11:53PM

    by looorg (578) on Monday September 18, @11:53PM (#1325223)

    Purple Neon Sugar water. At least it's limited and could not be worse then New Coke. But as some kind of tool for futurism and Y3k it appears to be a failure.

  • (Score: 4, Touché) by SomeGuy on Tuesday September 19, @01:27AM (3 children)

    by SomeGuy (5632) on Tuesday September 19, @01:27AM (#1325224)

    Created by AI in the year 3000? Does the can say "bite my shiny metal ass!" on it? Do they serve it with a side item of Popplers?

    Why does the future taste like a surreal slurry of despair? [Involuntarily reaches for another can]

    • (Score: 2) by looorg on Tuesday September 19, @03:08PM (1 child)

      by looorg (578) on Tuesday September 19, @03:08PM (#1325269)

      I wonder if Coke would make a soft drink made from the extracted goop from a worms behind. Perhaps it could be marketed as Natural Coke or Vegan Coke or ...

      • (Score: 2) by Rich on Tuesday September 19, @05:38PM

        by Rich (945) on Tuesday September 19, @05:38PM (#1325291) Journal

        If it's from a worm, it's no longer vegan. Duh. I'd suggest selling such worm excretions with a marketing build-up campaign of North American natives licking worms on extended marches, like their southern peers chew coca. Then sell "Coke Energy" cans, with a miniscule amount of worm droppings, but slightly upped caffeine and faster acting sugars, half the content (150 ml at most) for 10 times the price. Have vegans "riot" at "Coke Energy" events for more media exposure and have the opposing faction's influencers rave about how the cruelty against the worms transfers all the energy into you (make sure they combine "coke" and "energy" in at least 20 sentences of a 10 minute video). The most redneck influencers would also assert that drinks that taste like gummy bears will make you gay.

    • (Score: 2) by bussdriver on Wednesday September 20, @02:33PM

      by bussdriver (6876) on Wednesday September 20, @02:33PM (#1325396)

      Coke Y3000 is people!

      RECYCLED HUMAN sugar water! Seriously, an AI in 3000 and nobody thought of the enslaved humans? My 1st thought was robot lubricants not something for humans. maybe cyborgs.

  • (Score: 4, Touché) by JoeMerchant on Tuesday September 19, @10:56AM

    by JoeMerchant (3937) on Tuesday September 19, @10:56AM (#1325251)

    How to multiply your impact numbers by a large multiple?

    Do something controversial, preferably outrageous. Coca Cola drinkers are addicts, they aren't going anywhere, but brand exposure will increase sales, particularly in the youth market.

    Україна досі не є частиною Росії Слава Україні🌻
  • (Score: 4, Touché) by Opportunist on Tuesday September 19, @12:50PM

    by Opportunist (5545) on Tuesday September 19, @12:50PM (#1325259)

    You remember the old saying, "AI concludes that since roses smell nicer than cabbage, they clearly must also produce a tastier soup".