California company grabs slice of pizza market with artificial intelligence

Hungry startup uses robots to grab slice of pizza Eds: Expands with detail, quotes, background. AP Video. With AP Photos. By TERENCE CHEA Associated Press MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Did robots help make your pizza? If you ordered it from Silicon Valley’s Zume Pizza, the answer is yes. The startup, which began delivery in April, is using intelligent machines to grab a slice of the multibillion-dollar pizza delivery market. Zume is one of a growing number of food-tech firms seeking to disrupt the restaurant industry with software and robots. “We’re going to eliminate boring, repetitive, dangerous jobs, and we’re going to free up people to do things that are higher value,” said co-founder Alex Garden, a former Microsoft manager and president of mobile game maker Zynga Studios. Inside its…


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