March 25, 2019

Monday (Moderated) Open Thread (032519)

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  1. Meet San Francisco’s new, giant, smoothie-making robot

    https://www.sfchronicle.com/food/article/Meet-San-Francisco-s-new-giant-13710040.php

    Seems a lot of robots are popping up in San Fran… gee I wonder why???

    …The automation revolution is well under way in the food world, constantly pivoting around new ways to serve consumers without human interference. The Bay Area is a pioneer in this pursuit, its dining world shaped by robots that can now serve coffee, chop salads and make pizzas at pie shops…

    …One of the city’s more noteworthy coffee outfits is Cafe X, an automated business that features a robot barista. Chowbotics has a salad-making robot named Sally that, as recently as 2018, was securing investment from venture capitalists. The same can be said for Zume Pizza with its pie-making robots. Creator in San Francisco considers its burger-making Rube Goldberg machine a robot as well. Its debut was one of the most high-profile restaurant openings in San Francisco last year…

    https://www.minimum-wage.org/california/san-francisco-minimum-wage

    While California’s state minimum wage is $12.00 per hour, San Francisco has set its own, higher minimum wage rate that applies to employees of all companies who work within San Francisco. San Francisco’s minimum wage is currently $3.00 higher than the California minimum wage, and it was last raised to $15.00 per hour on 7/1/2018.

    Comment by dscott — March 25, 2019 @ 4:44 pm

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