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Kitchens in the cloud: AI is restoring consumer trust in the food delivery business - Microsoft Stories India

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Before COVID-19 struck India, Rajesh Agrawal and his wife, Meenakshi, would often get food from restaurants delivered to their home. A weekly treat of chicken tikka masala or lamb biryani would be a break from the vegetarian dishes they cook at home. It's been nearly a year since the Agrawals stopped ordering in food from their favorite restaurants. "There's no way to tell how clean and hygienic the restaurant kitchens are really," Mr. Agrawal says. "Sure, the government has released processes for restaurants during the pandemic. But we can't be certain that they're following those, can we?"


Edge AI, is this the end of Cloud?

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These days, companies are using cloud services to receive and process the data they gather from sensors, cameras, and services. However, the amount of data is getting so massive that sending them and managing them is becoming increasingly expansive. This is where Edge AI comes in, a combination of Edge Computing and Artificial Intelligence. Edge AI is a system of AI-equipped chips that are on board multiple devices. These devices can be installed and set up much closer to the sources of data. Although these chips process with less processing power and maybe slower action, they can provide invaluable services in terms of receiving and processing the data.


This Winery And Tomato Processor Used Artificial Intelligence To Make Their Crops Better

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CUYAMA, CA - APRIL 28: Overhead irrigation of this newly planted crop of carrots is putting ... [ ] pressure on the available groundwater supplies as viewed on April 28, 2020, in Cuyama, California. Located in the northeastern corner of Santa Barbara County, the sparsely populated and extremely arid Cuyama Valley has become an important agricultural region, producing such diverse crops as carrots, pistachios, lettuce, and wine grapes. The global precision farming market includes technology like robotics, imagery, sensors, artificial intelligence (AI), big data and bio-engineering is expected to reach more than $16 billion by 2028, according to a March 2021 report from Grand View Research. What if you could combine AI and traditional aerial imagery to build data sets that help farmers and food processors gain insight into crop heartiness while it was still growing in the field? Saul Alarcon, an Agronomist at The Morningstar Company that sources and processes tomatoes for several tomato-based products, says that new agriculture technologies based on AI can improve farming decisions.


South Florida restaurant buys robots to fight staffing issues

FOX News

Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. The future of food is here. A restaurant in Florida has added several new high-tech workers to its roster. After struggling with staffing issues, the seafood place decided to invest in robots to help deliver food to tables and perform other important tasks.


How Artificial Intelligence Can Speed up the FMCG Sector

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An increasing number of consumer packaged goods (CPG) players are integrating artificial intelligence (AI) in fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) operations to streamline the production, distribution, as well as consumption of their products. The FMCG market has become more competitive than ever. And this competition is only going to get more intense. Sustaining profitability in such a competitive era is getting increasingly challenging for businesses. And as is often said, businesses that sell experiences rather than just products will get an advantage.


Chick-fil-A wants you to spend $2 not to go to Chick-fil-A

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Why would you even go to the drive-thru when the drive-thru can come to you? The choices that humans make aren't always the wisest. What is AI? Everything you need to know about Artificial Intelligence All too often, they're based on some mixture of self-regard, self-indulgence, and sheer laziness. You'd think, though, that if you really love a service, you'll remain loyal to it. Because here is the regular leader in truly human fast-food customer service deciding that it needs robotic help.


U by Moen smart faucet review: This kitchen tool is both smart and practical

PCWorld

Voice control, using either Alexa or Google Assistant, is the U by Moen smart faucet's star attraction, but after testing this kitchen tool for several months, I've concluded that its gesture control feature is far more useful. Voice control is no gimmick, as you'll see when I dig all the things you can do with voice commands. But the tasks for which I use a faucet most often--washing my hands, rinsing dishes, filling a watering can for my houseplants, and the like--waving my hand over the faucet to start the flow of water, and again to stop it is all the technology I need. I love my handmade farmhouse sink, but it seriously complicates changing out the faucet. But that could be because I live in a rural area and draw my water from a well.


AI photo tool 'simulates travelling back in time with a modern camera'

Daily Mail - Science & tech

US researchers have created a photo colourising tool that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to create eerily lifelike images of deceased historical figures.


Google Assistant will now find your iPhone, help order takeout

ZDNet

Google on Wednesday launched some new skills for Google Assistant, the AI-powered assistant found across devices. It's also encouraging Google Assistant users to set up "routines," which perform multiple actions with a single command. The most notable new Google Assistant skill is the ability to find your iPhone, even when the device is on silent or Do Not Disturb is enabled. The "find my phone" feature is already one of the most popular Google Assistant features. It works on Nest smart speakers and other smart displays. To use it to find your iPhone, you have to opt in to receiving notifications and critical alerts from the Google Home app.


Google Assistant can fill out your payment info for your next takeout order

Engadget

Google is continuing to roll out new features for Assistant whenever a set of them becomes ready and today it's announcing a bunch of updates for Spring 2021. Given how much more we're ordering takeout and staying home, these revolve around simplifying the restaurant checkout process and making it easier to automate your smart home. Google's been using its Duplex AI technology to help it update restaurant business information in Maps, and back when we went out more, it also helped users make reservations over the phone. This week, Duplex will help you complete your payments when you're ordering via a restaurant's website. You'll need to first search for the eatery on the Google App on Android, tap "Order Online" and select your items.