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It seems the usefulness of ChatGPT knows no bounds as even brewers are using the tool to make new beer.
German brand Beck's is one of a number of companies to have turned to the clever AI chatbot to make a futuristic beverage, called Beck’s Autonomous.
ChatGPT not only came up with the beer's recipe but also its packaging, name, advertising campaign and even a design for the beer's website.
Beck's is the first commercial brewery to work with ChatGPT, although other independent brew houses in North America have already done the same.
MailOnline gave Beck's Autonomous a try to see how it compares with the brand's flagship lager.
Every detail was made with the online AI tool ChatGPT, from the recipe to packaging, name as well as its advertising campaign. Beck's Autonomous came in a fancy box that gave a surprise when opened
MailOnline gave Beck's Autonomous a try to see how it compares with the brand's flagship lager (left)
Beck's staff typed the following into ChatGPT:
'Hello Chat GPT, we're Beck's a pioneering pilsner beer from Germany, and we're turning 150 years young.
'We are all about innovation, and A.I. is the future.
'Can you create an innovative recipe that celebrated 150 years of Beck's?
'Please respect the Reinheitsgebot law and only use hops, yeast, water, malt.'
The response from the AI bot is being kept a secret.
Beck's got ChatGPT to come up with the beer in celebration of 150 years since its founding in the German city of Bremen back in 1873, although humans actually did the brewing.
Beck's says: '150 years of innovation needed a celebration that matched our pioneering spirit.
'That's why from recipe to marketing, every decision in the making of this beer was made by AI.'
Beck's is keeping the recipe secret, although we do know it has the four essential components that make a beer a beer – water, grain, hops and yeast.
Beck's also revealed to MailOnline that the new beer is an ale, meaning it uses a top-fermenting yeast.
A limited batch of 150 units has already been delivered to tasters for free, and the firm will study feedback before deciding if it will release it more widely for the public to enjoy.
After weeks of waiting for the limited edition beer, Beck's Autonomous arrived in a fancy box sealed with special tape and adorned with a futuristic label.
Written on it is the tagline that ChatGPT also came up with: 'The beer that made itself.'
What I wasn't expecting was the box starting to speak to me in a robotic voice as soon as I pulled it open, accompanied by a green flashing light.
After weeks of waiting for the limited edition beer, Beck's Autonomous arrived in a fancy box sealed with special tape and adorned with a futuristic label
Beck's got ChatGPT to come up with the beer in celebration of 150 years since its founding in the German city of Bremen back in 1873, although humans brewed it
Like a scene at the start of a particularly odd Black Mirror episode, the voice said: 'Beck's gave complete control of their anniversary beer to AI to celebrate to celebrate 150 years of pioneering.
'That's how I was prompted into existence and now I'm here to give you a taste of the future.
'I'm Beck's Autonomous and I say, cheers!'
It turns out that the box is embedded with a sensor that triggers the speech whenever it detects light – so the welcome message goes off every time the