Bars Add a Twist of AI for Better Beverage Inventory Control Software companies are using artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms to simplify and automate the beverage inventory process for bars and restaurants. The new apps make inventory fast, easy, and more accurate, cutting labor and operational costs in the process.  
Connected Smart Infrared Devices Allow Venues to Light Up the Night Montreal-based PixMob created wireless LED lighting technology for a connected crowd experience. The devices connect all audience members and encourage participation, regardless of where they are seated, turning the crowd into a show as well.   
Self-Serve Salad Bars Tossed Aside for Salad-Making Robots Although the days of self-serve salad bars and buffets may be gone, the pandemic opened new doors for food preparation technology. Among the devices developed to meet new safety standards are robots that prep and serve food.     
Commercial Kitchens Tap IoT to Accurately Monitor Food Metrics More than one-third of all food winds up in the trash, which wastes money and saps resources. Artificial intelligence and machine learning are helping commercial kitchens reduce waste from overproduction and get it in the mouths of people who can eat it.  
Tokyo Showcases Smart Robotic Tech at the Olympic Games The Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games will deploy robots to interact with visitors, worldwide viewers, and athletes in a nod to the future. Tech companies are gearing up to highlight how robotic advances such as exoskeletons can assist humans, expand connections, and improve quality of life during the Games and beyond.  
Team IoT Takes the Stage with VR, AI at the Tokyo Olympics The Olympics are here. After a year-long postponement due to the COVID-19 pandemic, athletes from around the world are gathering for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Without fans in the stands, companies are looking to IoT to bring the Olympics to fans at home and maximize the efficiency and experience at the Games.  
Smart Robots Lend a Hand during the Tokyo Olympics As the Olympic Games begin, Tokyo will be home to thousands of athletes, coaches, staff, and reporters covering the games. Mixed among them will be teams of robots doing their part to ensure the Olympics run smoothly. From staff support to visitor interaction, these robots are trained and ready to play.   
Venues Look to IoT for a Safe Return to Events As events ramp up toward pre-pandemic capacities, venues are looking to help reduce safety concerns and increase concession sales. Mobile ordering and crowd analysis, powered by IoT, are helping venues and fans ease into the return to normalcy.  
AI-based Platform Analyzes QSR Customer Data, Levels Playing Field for Restaurant Owners Brightloom combines data mining and machine learning in a software platform that identifies customer buying patterns and predicts future purchases. With detailed customer information, smaller restaurants can personalize offers to encourage brand loyalty and increase sales.  
Create Safe Meeting Spaces and Events with Smart Digital Signs As pandemic restrictions begin to lift and in-person meetings and events slowly resume, hotels and meeting venues can turn to technologies such as connected digital sign technology to deliver on-site, personalized participant communications.