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(Axios)   Pizza-making robots are here, Teen Titans Go tried to warn   (axios.com) divider line
    More: Creepy, Pizza, Robotics, New Jersey, bottom line, pizza business, Oregano, Naples, Artificial intelligence  
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492 clicks; posted to Business » on 04 Oct 2022 at 3:53 PM (17 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-10-04 5:23:02 PM  
5 votes:
FTFA:

Stellar plans to sell 12-inch pies for about $10 - catering at first to hungry college students, and eventually parking in low-income neighborhoods to address the "food desert" problem, says Tsai.

JFC that's tone death. There's no shortage of high-carb, high-calorie junk food in poor neighborhoods -- that's the problem.
 
2022-10-04 4:18:35 PM  
2 votes:
How It's Made showed one model from almost 20 years ago. It's amazing how a BS artist can negate history and reality because they have an investment pitch.
 
2022-10-04 4:19:37 PM  
2 votes:
This scares me slightly less than robots making hamburgers, given the high temperatures of pizza ovens so maybe there's less chance of the product making people sick, but here's yet ANOTHER article wherein some genius tech bro designs food processing equipment and the fawning journalist makes NO mention of whether these machines were designed with easy cleaning in mind.

Just ONCE I want to see a deep dive into that.

Because there's a huge potential for sickness and even death if a craven lazy owner doesn't take sanitation seriously when deploying their motorized petri dishes.
 
2022-10-04 4:27:52 PM  
2 votes:
I'm ok with this.
 
2022-10-04 6:59:46 PM  
2 votes:
Cheese is "the most expensive ingredient on the pizza" as well as "the most overtopped," with workers typically slapping on 40% too much - wasting money and glopping up the pies, Wood said.

You can fark right off. Any worker adding 40% extra cheese is a hero.
 
2022-10-04 4:30:04 PM  
1 vote:

wildcardjack: How It's Made showed one model from almost 20 years ago. It's amazing how a BS artist can negate history and reality because they have an investment pitch.


My guess, the machine you saw was designed by engineers who've spent their whole careers working for companies that make food processing machinery (as opposed to some kid whose dad is a venture capitalist), and it's in a food production facility with a dedicated sanitation crew and where QC technicians swab the equipment to make sure the bacteria counts aren't dangerously high.

I yell until I'm hoarse every time I notice a "tech bros revolutionizing food production" Fark thread because of the point you brought up. Making machines that can produce food that won't poison you, and running food production facilities where shiat gets cleaned as it should are things that humanity's known how to do for decades. Blue Bell ice cream notwithstanding.
 
2022-10-04 5:09:03 PM  
1 vote:

Big Merl: wildcardjack: How It's Made showed one model from almost 20 years ago. It's amazing how a BS artist can negate history and reality because they have an investment pitch.

To add on to that.  There is a difference between a machine that sits there making one pizza over and over again compared to one that has to custom make each pizza.  We probably could have built those 20 years ago, but the demand wasn't there because labor was still ok being exploited into making pizzas for $7 an hour.


Costco has had automated pizza robots for 4-5 years by now. But they also make 3 kinds of of pizza, to the point you made
 
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