Wendy's, a fast food chain, is testing a new technology that will automate its stores. Fast food workers are facing more job losses as automation and artificial intelligent invade the industry.
A new partnership has been announced
Pipedream, an hyper logistic company, will pilot-test a first autonomous underground robot system, which will enable food from the kitchen be sent to designated parking spaces via an underground pipe network.
Wendy's said in a release that the partnership is "another bold step" in Wendy's efforts to drive industry innovation and serve customers digitally with greater speed, ease, and accuracy.
We know that delivering orders accurately and quickly leads to increased customer satisfaction.
Deepak Ajmani is the US Chief Operations Officer for Wendy's. He said that "Pipedream's Instant Pickup System has the potential to unlock greater speed and accuracy in mobile orders, enabling us deliver hot and freshly prepared Wendy's to our fans."
Wendy's said the move was to "provide digital consumers with a quick and convenient pickup option." This is true. However, the company continues to automate low-skilled tasks in order to reduce its workforce.
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The fast-food chain that has nearly 6,000 US locations announced last week it is closing its stores.
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Drive-thru orders are automated using Google's natural language software.
We have also outlined how other fast food restaurants like McDonald's are automating stores and replacing humans.
McDonald's has even pushed to automate the entire restaurant:
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Extrapolating our estimates globally suggests that generative AI may expose the equivalent of 300 million full-time jobs to automation. Our global estimates suggest that generative AI may expose 300 million full-time positions to automation.
The robots will take over and there will be job losses.