AI News, Guangzhou restaurant fires its robot staff for their incompetence

Guangzhou restaurant fires its robot staff for their incompetence

Employing robots and artificial intelligence in Chinese restaurants has turned out to be not such a smart idea after all, with restaurants in Guangzhou either closing down or firing their mechanical staff.

It costs approximately 50,000 yuan to hire a robot worker and then several hundred yuan each month to cover electricity and repairs.

Zhang Yun, vice-principal of Guangdong University of Technology, explained that while robots were excellent at improving productivity in the manufacturing industry where tasks are repetitive, they were unable to perform well in fields where frequent human interaction was necessary.

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