Food, Beverage & Tobacco


2018 Manufacturing Research Review 2020 Deep Dive Strategy & Competition – Market Reports

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Over the past few years, the manufacturing industry continued to remain a critical force in both advanced and developing economies. The sector has gone through significant transformations bringing out new opportunities and challenges to business leaders and policy makers. Get PDF Sample Copy of this report at https://decisionmarketreports.com/request-sample/1247548 In advanced economies, the manufacturing sector has largely concentrated on promoting innovation, productivity and trade more than growth and employment. In many advanced economies manufacturing sector has to consume more services and rely heavily on them to operate.


Starbucks Looking to Utilize Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technology

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Can artificial intelligence (AI) determine that you want to order a dark roast coffee with a splash of almond milk and one packet of sugar? It could be heading that directions as coffeehouse chain Starbucks is looking to utilize AI to open up additional avenues to sales. Per a Motley Fool report, Starbucks is partnering with Microsoft to use data to enhance the customer service experience. "As an engineering and technology organization, one of the areas we are incredibly excited to be pursuing is using data to continuously improve the experience for our customers and partners," said Starbucks chief technology officer Gerri Martin-Flickinger. When a customer uses the Starbucks mobile app, it uses previous orders as data to determine their beverage preferences based on local stores and even offer recommendations.


SpaceX launches its Crew Dragon with 'mighty' mice, beer barley, robot named Cimon onboard- Technology News, Firstpost

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SpaceX launched a three-ton shipment to the International Space Station on Thursday, including "mighty mice" for a muscle study, a robot sensitive to astronauts' emotions and a miniature version of a brewery's malt house. The Dragon capsule also is delivering holiday goodies for the six station residents. NASA's Kenny Todd isn't giving any hints, but said, "Santa's sleigh, I think, is certified for the vacuum of space." The recycled capsule should arrive Sunday. The Falcon rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral a day late because of high winds.


Menu Digitization with OCR and Deep Learning

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This article will take you through how these companies can automate several procedures like menu digitization or invoice processing that are traditionally done manually to save time and operational costs. We have all had moments when we suddenly crave a good dessert. Getting that big tub of ice-cream after a long day at work would've been an inconvenience a few years ago. But food delivery apps can get it to you at a lightning fast speed. With companies like DoorDash, DeliveryHero, GrubHub, FoodPanda, Swiggy, Zomato and Uber Eats competing for a greater market share in the food delivery market, adopting technology that aids companies to scale up their operations has become a necessity to stay relevant.


SpaceX launches caring robot, beer malt and 'mighty mice' to ISS

The Japan Times

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – SpaceX launched a 3-ton shipment to the International Space Station on Thursday, including "mighty mice" for a muscle study, a robot sensitive to astronauts' emotions and a miniature version of a brewery's malt house. The Dragon capsule also is delivering holiday goodies for the six station residents. NASA's Kenny Todd isn't giving any hints, but said, "Santa's sleigh, I think, is certified for the vacuum of space." The recycled capsule should arrive Sunday. The Falcon rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral a day late because of high winds.


Read the New Short Story "A Priest, a Rabbi, and a Robot Walk Into a Bar"

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Each month, Future Tense Fiction--a series of short stories from Future Tense and ASU's Center for Science and the Imagination about how technology and science will change our lives--publishes a story on a theme. Stop me if you've heard this one before." David had heard this one before, but he needed a job. He folded his hands in his lap and summoned the patience he'd learned sitting through Talmudic debates. He waved for Aiden Shure, Town of Our Own's CEO, to continue. "It's a dive bar, lots of rough language from the other patrons, but the bartender says, 'Father, what can I get you?' The priest says: 'Well, I have to lead Mass in the morning, but a wee nip can't hurt. Gimme three fingers of Irish whiskey and cut it with holy water.' So the bartender runs over to the church next door, borrows a bit of holy water, and makes the drink. The priest is satisfied, so the bartender moves on: 'Rabbi, what can I get you?' The rabbi says, 'Well it is the Sabbath day, but if it's not too much work I wouldn't say no to a glass of kosher wine from the vineyards of the Holy Land.' So the bartender finds a bottle of sweet Israeli red, and the rabbi thanks him." Aiden told the joke like he'd practiced it a lot while stuck in traffic. David braced for the punchline he knew was coming. "So the bartender turns to the robot, which has been quietly listening to the other patrons.


The 'Amazon effect' is wreaking havoc on the recycling industry

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Last year's Cyber Monday was the biggest single shopping day in Amazon's 25 year history, but the company's success has led to problems for the country's recycling industry. The number of annual deliveries through the US Postal Service, Amazon's default delivery method, has doubled over the last decade, going from 3.1 billion in 2009 to 6.2 billion in 2018. The extraordinary growth of cardboard waste from shipping materials has been dubbed'the Amazon effect' at many waste removal and recycling companies. Waste management and recylcing firms have begun to call the enormous growth in packaging materials that end up in the trash as'the Amazon effect' According to a report in The Verge, corrugated cardboard accounts for close to half of the curbside recycling material in New York today, compared to just fifteen percent in 2003. The enormous increase in residential packaging materials has come at the worst possible time, as in 2018 China, formerly the world's largest recycler, began refusing shipments of recyclable cardboard from the US in instances where it was contaminated by .5 percent or more of other material.


How tech is enhancing fresh retailers' sustainability

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Millennials are projected to soon overtake baby boomers as the largest adult population group, bringing demands for sustainability to the front of every grocery checkout aisle. Fresh retailers, or retailers in the business of providing highly perishable foods like fresh produce and meat to consumers, can strengthen sustainability efforts and combat the 1.3bn tonnes of food wasted annually with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) solutions. AI and ML not only help fresh retailers reduce their environmental footprint through waste reduction, but the technologies allow them to respond to market conditions in real-time and offer more personalised assortments in line with the core values of their key consumers, resulting in more efficient and eco-friendly supply chains. So what does this look like in practice? Food waste is a worldwide issue.


Predicting Airbnb prices with machine learning and location data

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As part of the IBM Data Science Professional Certificate, we get to have a go at our very own Data Science Capstone, where we get a taste of what is like to solve problems and answer questions like a data scientist. For my assignment, I decided to do yet another project that looks into the relationship between Airbnb prices and its determinants. Yes, there are several very cool ones like Laura Lewis's here. I would not have been able to do mine without reading and understanding hers (and her code), so kudos! However, being that I'm all about transportation research, I added a little touch of geospatial analysis by looking into locational features as possible predictors. This post explains a bit of the project background, data collection, cleaning and pre-processing, modeling, and a quick wrap up. For the complete notebook with all the code, you can check out the repo on my Github.


Kroger starts use of unmanned vehicles for delivery in Arizona - Reuters

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The delivery service follows a pilot program started by the companies in Scottsdale in August and involved Nuro's R1, a custom unmanned vehicle. The R1 uses public roads and has no driver and is used to only transport goods. Kroger's deal with Nuro underscores the stiff competition in the U.S. grocery delivery market with supermarket chains angling for a bigger share of consumer spending. Inc (AMZN.O) have also invested heavily in their delivery operations by expanding their offerings and shortening delivery times. Walmart, Ford Motor Co (F.N) and delivery service Postmates Inc said last month they would collaborate to deliver groceries and other goods to Walmart customers and that could someday use autonomous vehicles.