Business Report: Loblaw boycott extended by organizers

Now the people behind a month long boycott of Loblaw stores say they aren't done just yet. Yes, these organizers have decided to extend this boycott now. The boycott of Canada's largest grocer began after a Reddit group created to vent about high grocery prices attracted thousands of members. Emily Johnson helped organize the Reddit page calling for a shopper boycott at Loblaw stores during the month of May. She says a poll of the community members showed most want to keep the movement going. No confirmation on how much longer, although 1900 of those who were pulled want to keep it going for the rest of the second quarter. Now. Earlier this month, Loblaw chairman Galen Weston said the company has been working hard to bring more value to customers through its discount stores, new promotions and pushing back on supplier price increases. Interesting. I'd love to see the bottom line and if this boycott has had any impact on it. But as that boycott continues, Phil, we're seeing that the cost of food and pretty much everything else for that matter is starting to settle down. Yeah, so we heard today that the can the Canadian inflation rate is continuing to cool. The annual inflation rate fell to 2.7% in April compared with 2.9% in March, increasing the odds for an interest rate cut in June. Stats Canada says services, durable goods and food prices led the slowdown, with grocery prices rising at a modest 1.5 percent, 1.4% from a year ago. And these inflation figures are expected to play a big role in the Bank of Canada's interest rate decision on June the 5th. Economists have been expecting the Bank of Canada to begin lowering its policy rate in June or July. All right, now this next story, Phil is fascinating. A famous actor has been taking aim at ChatGPT, and I have to tell you, I'm a big fan of hers. OK, so, Cynthia, I want you to listen to these two voices and let me know if if you can. If there's a sound, if they sound the same, if there's similarities. So the first one is from a ChatGPT video. The 2nd is from a Hollywood movie. So take a listen. Hey, how's it going? Hey there. It's going great. How about you? Hi. How you doing? How's everything with you? Pretty good, actually. Wow, They sound familiar, right? Yes, they do. OK, so one is actor Scarlett Johansson, who voiced A fictional AI assistant in the 2013 film Her. And then now Open AI says it plans to stop the use of one of its ChatGPT voices that Johansson sounds, says sounds eerily similar to her own. So that was one of the ones we let you listen to. In a post on the social media platform X Open, AI says we've heard questions about how we chose the voices in ChatGPT, especially Sky, and we're working to pass the use of Sky while we address them. Sky's the name of one of five voices that ChatGPT users can choose to speak with now. Johansson says she's shocked over Open A Eyes CEO Sam Altman using a copycat voice for his new ChatGPT box. And in a statement, she says Altman had approached her in September asking her if she would lend her voice to the system, saying he felt it would be comforting to people not at ease with the technology. And she said she declined the offer. Well, she is known for that movie that she was in where she was an AI voice, I guess you could say. I mean, I'd have to hear more her. Her voice is softer in the movie. But I did detect a twinge that sounded just like her. They they sound very similar. And I I get her concern. Oh, absolutely. I say go for it. She's she's amazing at standing up for herself.

OTHER NEWS

23 minutes ago

Post Malone Is Going Country With New Album and Blake Shelton Song

26 minutes ago

SpaceX's Starlink To Supply Internet To Comcast Business Customers

27 minutes ago

The Copa America is the best preparation for the World Cup, says Mexico coach Lozano

27 minutes ago

Chile hold Peru to 0-0 draw in Copa America opener

27 minutes ago

Oilers erase 3-0 Stanley Cup Final deficit and force a Game 7 vs. Panthers

27 minutes ago

Semien's 3-run double caps 5-run sixth inning as Rangers beat Royals

28 minutes ago

Inside the grassroots Tory battle to win Labour’s target seats

28 minutes ago

Australia approves $23 million humanitarian aid for displaced Africans

28 minutes ago

Opening Bell: June 21, 2024

28 minutes ago

F1 rocked as police probe Hamilton 'sabotage' claim

28 minutes ago

Diana Taurasi Getting Roasted Online Over Caitlin Clark's WNBA All-Star Voting

28 minutes ago

Bengals QB Joe Burrow sends Reds' Elly De La Cruz autographed jersey

28 minutes ago

Exclusive-Amazon mulls $5 to $10 monthly price tag for unprofitable Alexa service, AI revamp

28 minutes ago

Giant 200-mile-long dust storm blowing across US is visible from SPACE

31 minutes ago

This London Property Has the Highest Hotel Pool in Western Europe — and It's Located Inside One of the City's Most Famous Skyscrapers

31 minutes ago

Steelers Sign 2 Exciting Players To Fill Out Roster

35 minutes ago

Bobcat encounter caught on camera in Plano

37 minutes ago

Rebel Wilson reveals she contracted Malaria after waking up with '100 mosquito bites' on her face: 'I could have died from it'

39 minutes ago

The instant tans you need to know about

39 minutes ago

Meetings are ineffective 72% of the time - which is no surprise to anyone

39 minutes ago

Foreign Minister Penny Wong arrives in Papua New Guinea, for high level talks

39 minutes ago

Spectrum Is Raising Prices for the Second Time This Year. Here’s What You Can Do

39 minutes ago

General Election 2024 London seats: Who will be my MP in...Dagenham and Rainham?

40 minutes ago

Boeing may evade criminal charges for violating settlement linked to fatal crashes

40 minutes ago

Bride sparks debate after demanding wedding guests to put their phones away

40 minutes ago

Severe weather possible to kick off weekend, heat indices near 100 degrees expected

40 minutes ago

Tarrant County approves effort to map out overdoses, joining Dallas in tracking impact of opioids

43 minutes ago

Central Okanagan Food Bank responds to West Kelowna hygiene centre proposal

45 minutes ago

Oakley Park, NSW: Man charged after he set up hidden cameras in a bedroom and allegedly filmed a woman without her consent

45 minutes ago

Colo Heights, NSW: Children among multiple people injured after minibus flipped on Putty Rd

46 minutes ago

46 Years Ago, Donald Sutherland Created The Greatest Sci-Fi Movie Twist Ever

46 minutes ago

California locals fear worst ahead of large hippie gathering of Rainbow Family

46 minutes ago

Beau Knapp Dishes on His "Love-Hate Relationship" With Motorcycles | THR Video

46 minutes ago

Controversial 'floatel' settles in on Squamish coast despite lack of permits

46 minutes ago

Absolute Maniac Builds Wall Of Death, Just So He Can Test His Drift Trike

46 minutes ago

Liev Schreiber Talks Taking on His Role in 'Doubt: a Parable' at the 2024 Tony Awards | THR Video

46 minutes ago

'Brass City' Moradabad to be developed as a vibrant economic hub under UP Master Plan 2031

46 minutes ago

Putin: Vietnam rolls out red carpet for Russian president

46 minutes ago

Economy Not Breaking: JPMorgan Asset Management's Aronov

49 minutes ago

Robert Morris warned sex abuse accuser she could be prosecuted for seeking compensation, emails show