September 10, 2019 – Anthony Ha – TechCrunch
“McDonald’s is increasingly looking at tech acquisitions as a way to reinvent the fast-food experience. It’s buying Apprente, a startup building conversational agents that can automate voice-based ordering in multiple languages.”
May 28, 2019 – Lana Bandoim – Forbes
“In an industry known for tight profit margins, restaurant owners and operators need to make smart business choices. With more restaurateurs turning to technology to manage their teams and operations, the Presto platform helps operators make data-driven decisions.”
Sept 29, 2018 – Jon Christian – Futurism
Now automation is starting to eat into a new industry: food and hospitality. Workers are concerned — according to the New York Times, the labor union that represents Marriott International hotel workers is demanding measures that will protect staff from being replaced by robots.
June 25 2018 – Will Knight – Technology Review
Combining the latest advances in artificial intelligence with robots could transform manufacturing and warehousing—and take AI to the next level.
May 23 2018 – Steve LeVine – Axios
There is barely a peep from Washington in response to a widely forecast social and economic tsunami resulting from automation, including the potential for decades of flat wages and joblessness
Jan 9 2018 – Kate Taylor – Business Insider
Jack in the Box says it’s considering swapping some cashiers with self-ordering kiosks and other tech as minimum wages increase.
March 9 2017 – Jamie Condliffe – MIT Technology Review
Machines are increasingly able to produce food you may be willing to eat.