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Next Founders alum venture Intuitive Inc. takes part in creating an automation nation

Apr 03, 2018

Artificial intelligence — the ability for a computer to make decisions based on learned information — used to be relegated to sci-fi thrillers. But, thanks to innovative solutions in machine learning, robots and computers are taking on restaurants to make them smarter and more efficient.

The opportunity for replacing workers with machines seems a plausible solution for the constant battle faced by restaurant owners: labour cost and turnover. But there’s more to it than simply ordering a burger-flipping arm that can be set up straight out of the box and immediately replace a couple of shift workers. The costs of equipment, programming and maintenance can add up to a hefty price tag.

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