No artificial intelligence: Chinese restaurants admit defeat and pull plug on ‘dumb’ robot waiters …

Employing artificial intelligent robots in Chinese restaurants – an idea that attracted national headlines – has not proved such a smart idea after all, mainland media reports. A number of restaurant owners have chosen to fire about 10 robots because they were just not clever or sophisticated enough to do their jobs properly, the Xiamen Daily reported. The plug has been pulled on a number of the robots – employed as chefs and waiters – only a few years after a catering business in the seaport city of Xiamen, in southern Fujian province, scrambled to employ them instead of people, the newspaper said on Tuesday. Another restaurant, which opened last October, made local headlines for using four automated waiters that were able to take orders and deliver food to customers’…


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