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Jack in the Box CEO: It ‘Just Makes Sense’ to Replace Workers With Robots

Source: Grub Street NY

Boy is it turning into a bad week for people who’d like to defeat the fast-food robot uprising. Yesterday at CNET, Pizza Hut unveiled a driverless delivery vehicle so scary, even Black Mirror tweeted about it. (“We know how this goes,” the show’s account quipped.) Also yesterday,

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Get Ready to Order Burgers With Your Face

Source: Grub Street NY

Hope you’re ready for commitment because fast-food-ordering just got way more intimate. CaliBurger — the better-burger chain that created Flippy, the robot that, true to its name, flips burgers in the kitchen — has created the country’s first point-of-sale kiosk that uses facial recognition. The machine resembles the ones …

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Whole Foods Is Actually Hiring Another 6,000 Human Workers

Source: Grub Street NY

When Amazon bought Whole Foods, analysts feared Jeff Bezos’s growth model — easy online shopping paired with an algorithm that dangles unnecessary items “frequently bought together” — could be a death knell for the grocery chain’s carefully crafted human touch. Warehouse jobs would go first, they said, followed …

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All-Automated Restaurant Chain Discovers Humans Don’t Like Buying Food From Vending Machines

Source: Grub Street NY

Score one for the humans: The future of eating out isn’t a robo-restaurant, at least not yet. Eatsa — the modern-day Automat where quinoa bowls selected via kiosk magically populate a backlit wall cubby — is closing all but two of its cashierless locations. The concept did, very …

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An Ice Cream Ad That Will Give You Dystopian Nightmares

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Happy Monday, everyone. Want to kick the week off right? There’s this new ad from Halo Top ice cream that everyone is talking about. Because it is horrifying, weird, creepy, cute, and basically a tiny Terry Gilliam film which plays out start to finish in just 94 seconds. It will seriously mess you up. So…

The post An Ice Cream Ad That Will Give You Dystopian Nightmares appeared first on Philadelphia Magazine.

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Amazon Will Likely Cut Warehouse Jobs First at Whole Foods

Source: Grub Street NY

Whole Foods CEO John Mackey has argued that when Amazon swoops in and sprinkles its e-commerce magic dust, the grocery chain will “evolve in leaps and bounds.” This is widely understood to be code, in part, for “announce job cuts,” and today Bloomberg makes a prediction about …

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The Robots Have Finally Arrived to Take Our Burger-Flipping Jobs

Source: Grub Street NY

This is the day Andy Puzder dreamed about. CaliBurger, an In-N-Out rival that’s now up to locations in 13 countries, has “hired” a robot named Flippy to cook the burgers at its Pasadena store. Flippy would probably lose to a human in a fight …

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Get Ready for the Robo-Barista Revolution

Source: Grub Street NY

The robot takeover of the food industry continues apace, as Hong Kong start-up Cafe X has opened the first United States location of its coffee-brewing barista-bot. In San Francisco’s Metreon mall, consumers can now get their coffee beverage of choice — like an eight-ounce latte for $2.95 …

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The Limits, and Possibilities, of a Robot Chef

Source: Grub Street NY

A few weeks before Christmas, I flew across the Atlantic into our culinary future, where a robot would cook me a bowl of fancy soup.

Like most of us, I’ve eaten food prepared by a robot before. On my flight from New York to London, for example, the meal I …

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San Francisco Restaurant’s Robots Will Crank Out 400 Burgers an Hour

Source: Grub Street NY

A few years back, a start-up called Momentum Machines bragged that it had disrupted fast food forever with a burger-flipping robot. The thing could allegedly crank out 400 sandwiches an hour and customize each to the creator’s liking. The idea — which sounded pretty fantastical at the time — was…More »

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