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New KFC Restaurant Is Run Entirely By Robots

First McDonalds, then Wendy’s, soon Carl’s Jr., and now KFC. The minimum-wage-driven automation of the lower-end of the workforce is accelerating…

Submitted by Nick Bernabe via TheAntiMedia.org,

Colonel Sanders is raising a robot army to serve fried chicken at a restaurant near you. KFC’s first automated restaurant, called Original+, went live in Shanghai on April 25th, complete with an artificially intelligent robot manager named “Du Mi” who works at the front counter.

According to Chinese news outlet Sohu, “‘Du Mi’ marks the first commercial use of artificial intelligence in the fast food industry. The artificial intelligence robot was launched by China’s leading web services company Baidu during its World Conference in 2015.”

(Interior view of the KFC store in Shanghai…doesn’t look much like the local KFC here)

KFC hopes that the hip new automated restaurant will attract young customers with its free wireless phone charging stations and human-less eating experience.

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But it’s not just KFC, and it’s not just China where automation, robots, and artificial intelligence is taking the place of human workers. If and when these automated restaurants gain traction in places like China, they are sure to be implemented in the U.S., as well. In fact, they already are — though to a lesser extent, for now. McDonald’s and other food chains are experimenting with digital kiosks similar to the self-checkout machines already found in many grocery stores.

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In fact, as we covered recently at Anti-Media, automation is set to replace human jobs across broad sectors of the U.S. and world economies:

“[T]he Bank of England is preparing for automation to shed 80 million American jobs and 15 million British jobs within the next 10 to 20 years. This is approximately 50% of the U.S. and British workforce. Forbes has put the number at 45%.”

The ongoing debate surrounding robots, A.I., and automation displacing human workers is a delicate yet very important one. Many experts, including Stephen Hawking, have warned of the dangers of monopolistic artificial intelligence while others believe with the right direction from people, robots and technology can liberate humanity from manual labor.

The inevitable automation of the world’s economy will reshape society as we know it. Minimum wages will no longer protect workers as employers shift to using robots who will never ask for breaks, pay, raises, or healthcare. Worker unions may essentially be rendered useless. Militaries will eventually no longer need humans to fight wars. Additionally, Uber, Lyft, taxi and limousine drivers, and other driving jobs could soon be replaced by self-driving cars as automation also changes the way we think about transportation altogether.

Automation is loved, feared, and hated by many, but only time will tell how it will change our lives — for better or worse.

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12 thoughts on “Coming 2 a World Near You! LoL

  1. I never, never eat KFC, McDonald’s or any other fast food. It’s all hell in a take out basket. I cook, like a normal human.

  2. “Many experts, including Stephen Hawking, have warned of the dangers of monopolistic artificial intelligence while others believe with the right direction from people, robots and technology can liberate humanity from manual labor.”
    Liberate humanity from manual labor? Really then what would most of the population do. I know there is programming robots, but they will find a robot to do that. Then we end up with 4 rich greedy robot owners and the rest of the world starving.
    Had to complain about wages at McDonald’s..

  3. Greed was the cause of US factories moving to Mexico, Bangladesh, China, and every place else in the world where people work for $.50 a day. It wasn’t bad enough to outsource all of the jobs from American they moved all their corporate headquarters to Dubai. These are all flag-waving patriotic American, or Worldwide Conglomerate patriots. The big question is what they really owe their allegiance to? Their allegiance is to their sacks full money and no particular people or government.

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