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McDonald’s enters strategic partnership with IBM to automate drive-thru lanes

Vehicles sit in drive-thru lanes at a McDonald’s Corp. restaurant in Princeton, Illinois.Daniel Acker | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesMcDonald’s said Wednesday it has entered a strategic partnership with IBM to develop artificial intelligence technology that will help the fast-food chain automate its drive-thru lanes.As part of the deal, IBM will acquire McD Tech Labs, which…

8,452 new Covid cases, 57 more deaths

Food is served to customers on a small raft at the Krua Sai Noi restaurant, which is built partly over water, in Nonthaburi province on Tuesday. The service is aimed at eliminating contact between customers and staff for health safety and has proven popular. (Photo: Pattarapong Chatpattarasill) There were 8,452 new Covid-19 cases and 57…

Cambodia to re-open to international travellers

published : 27 Oct 2021 at 06:59 This file photo taken on Nov 29, 2020 shows people walking past the Angkor Wat temple in Siem Reap province. (AFP photo) Foreign tourists will soon roam Cambodia’s ancient Angkor Wat temples once again, after officials on Tuesday flagged a partial reopening to vaccinated travellers.The coronavirus pandemic and…

K-pop star sought for countdown

K-pop star sought for countdown Ministry to invite Lisa to New Year event published : 27 Oct 2021 at 06:39 Locals are seen walking on Sarasin Bridge in Phuket, which is a landmark of the island, and may be the venue for the countdown celebration. Sarod Meewongsom The Tourism and Sports Ministry plans to send…

Delta Plus won’t stop tourist plan

Delta Plus won’t stop tourist plan Detection of the first case of the Delta Plus variant of Covid-19 in Thailand will not affect the country’s plan to reopen to international tourists on Nov 1, the Public Health Ministry said on Tuesday.”Because viruses mutate all the time, only a mutation that causes severe illness and makes…