Impact of Artificial Intelligence in Food Service Industry. Artificial intelligence applications are steadily making their way into the food service industry. FLIPPY : California-based Miso Robotics is a startup focused on AI-driven robotic solutions for the kitchen environment. The company’s flagship AI kitchen assistant, “Flippy,” assists with grilling, frying, prepping and plating. Flippy is capable of cooking burgers and placing them on buns. CaliBurgers has already implemented “Flippy” in their Kitchen at select locations across US. JAPAN: In Japan Kaiten-zushi is a sushi restaurant where the plates with the sushi are placed on a rotating conveyor belt or moat that winds through the restaurant and moves past every table, counter and seat. Customers may place special orders. The final bill is based on the number and type of plates of the consumed sushi. The selection is usually not limited to sushi; it may also include drinks, fruits, desserts, soups, and other foods. BRIGGO’s ROBOT BARISTA: Here in the US, Briggo’s robot baristas prepare coffee drinks on demand, typically in corporate environments. PERRER: Japanese technology firm SoftBank has collaborated with MasterCard to generate an AI-driven humanoid robot called Pepper. Pepper is a robot waiter that processes customer orders, provides product recommendations and allows customers to make payments via their Mastercard account by using the robot’s handheld tablet. 5.Colonel Sanders takes it one level higher. KFC is developing a restaurant that uses AI face recognition technology to infer what a customer may be interested in ordering – based on their sex, facial [More]