Artificial Intelligence Is Primed To Drive Economic Growth In Food Service

In this episode of The Takeout Delivery and Catering Show, Valerie and Erle talk with Ted Cohn, Co-Founder, and CTO at Orderscape Inc, to talk about AI in food service. AI is predicted to be a major player in economic growth over the next decade in food service.

“56 percent of consumers today are ready to order meals using voice…” Says Cohn.

In today’s ever-changing technological landscape it is important to be on top of where the technology is today and where it will be in the future. Your customers are adopting faster than you are and you do not want to be playing catch-up.

SHOW NOTES

  • 01:49 - Why is it important for operators to get out in-front of this technology?

  • 04:57 - Ted Cohn, Co-Founder, and CTO at Orderscape Inc, welcome to the show!

  • 07:28 - Why is voice so important right now?

  • 13:48 - How does this impact operators?

  • 17:33 - How will A.I. drive economic growth?

  • 24:49 - Can A.I. learn your customer?

  • 26:35 - Tell us about some of the success stories.

 

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An App That Delivers Takeout, Groceries and Alcohol Requests Launches in Boston

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Mobile ordering has certainly taken off in the food space. But with restaurants that don’t offer delivery to match, there lies an inconvenient gap. In typical 2014 fashion, there’s an app for that. It’s called Postmates, and the startup — which was founded in San Francisco — just launched in Boston this week. The app goes beyond just restaurant deliveries — aside from takeout, the “postmates” will deliver groceries, beer/wine, and even services outside of the food industry. 

Dubbed as “the Uber for delivery” by BostInno, Postmates standard fee is based on distance between pick-up and delivery location, and users should know that there’s a nine percent service fee cut of the items being delivered. Read More