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Former health minister George Freeman said 850,000 jobs including half a million in the NHS could be "automated" by 2030. The chairman of Taxpayers' Alliance said hundreds of thousands of people would be sacked from "mundane jobs" which would be a "win".
Shake Shack is testing its high-tech ordering kiosks in more restaurants across the country. Here’s what they’re like to use.
Shake Shack announced plans in October to go cashless by replacing cashiers with automated kiosks. But many customers hated the idea of a cash-free restaurant, and Shake Shack soon abandoned those plans, though it still plans to test ordering kiosks at some new locations.
China is moving ahead with a huge robot farming pilot that could one day put many of the country’s 250 million farmers out of work
Millions of unproductive, polluting farms in China could be modernized through a new pilot for automated agriculture. With a rise in automated farming, China could experience greater yields and cheaper food production.
Walmart is building a home for grocery-shopping robots next to one of its stores — and it offers a glimpse into the company’s automated fu...
Walmart will soon start using automated robotic carts to pick and pack shoppers' online grocery orders. The company is building a 20,000-square-foot extension to one of its stores in Salem, New Hampshire, that will house the carts and hundreds of products.
We tried the kiosks that analysts say could help McDonald’s win back $2.7 billion in sales. Here’s the verdict.
McDonald's is rolling out a new way to order at its restaurants. Kiosks have increased accuracy and efficiency for fast-food chains. But are kiosks better for customers to use?
Technology will continue to grow unabated, so rather than seeking to dull innovation and reduce long-term growth, new approaches may be necessary. If income, not work, is the problem, policy decisions must react to those realities.
An executive behind Amazon’s massive warehouse fulfillment operation has moved to a vertical farming startup
Amazon veteran Brian Donato has joined Bowery, a vertical farming startup that grows greens indoors without natural sunlight or soil. He was hired to help the company scale up, according to a new report from Bloomberg.
McDonald's, KFC, Panera, and other fast food joints already have robot employees. Experts say that this automation won't replace human workers. Instead, they say the bots fill a major labor gap in food service.
The San Francisco housing market is so absurd that restaurants are putting diners to work because they can’t afford to pay waiters
Housing in San Francisco is so costly, restaurant workers are leaving the city for more affordable regions, according to The New York Times. Some of the city's restaurants can't find — or can't afford — workers. They're finding solutions for operating without a staff.
This futuristic cafe relies on robots to take your order and make your coffee — no human interaction required
Cafe X uses robots in lieu of humans to build out coffee orders. But despite the stigma accompanying the industry's automation trend, the company said it's focused on "humans working alongside technology," not replacing them.