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Wingstop is looking for new ways to cut labor costs.

Wingstop is replacing workers with robots and removing items from the menu as the industry battles skyrocketing labor costs

Wingstop CEO Charlie Morrison said that the chain is cutting sides from its menu and investing in tech such as ordering kiosks to cut labor costs.
AI and automation could mean the end of coffee culture as we know it.

The rise of robots might make coffee obsolete, according to RBC analysts

If these RBC analysts are right, AI might not only kill coffee, but also free will.

Walmart is reportedly testing a burger-flipping robot as the company doubles down on automation

Walmart is testing a burger-flipping robot called Flippy in its headquarters.

I worked on the trading floor of Goldman Sachs for years. Here’s why I became a nerd to survive on Wall Street.

The spread of technology is creating an uneasy feeling among salespeople and traders at big banks, says a former Goldman Sachs sales executive.
Workers on the assembly line replace the back covers of 32-inch television sets at Element Electronics in Winnsboro, South Carolina

10 states where robots are more likely to steal human jobs

Smart Asset, a financial technology company that provides online advice about personal finance decisions, recently released a study which calculated which states have jobs that are most vulnerable to automation. Six of the 10 states listed are in the South.
Prime Minister Theresa May.

Half a million NHS jobs could be slashed in plans by Theresa May’s former policy chief

Former health minister George Freeman said 850,000 jobs including half a million in the NHS could be "automated" by 2030. The chairman of Taxpayers' Alliance said hundreds of thousands of people would be sacked from "mundane jobs" which would be a "win".
The Shake Shack restaurant on Astor Place only has automated kiosks — no cashiers.

Shake Shack is testing its high-tech ordering kiosks in more restaurants across the country. Here’s what they’re like to use.

Shake Shack announced plans in October to go cashless by replacing cashiers with automated kiosks. But many customers hated the idea of a cash-free restaurant, and Shake Shack soon abandoned those plans, though it still plans to test ordering kiosks at some new locations.
A sow is seen inside Guangxi Yangxiang's high-rise pig farm at Yaji Mountain Forest Park in Guangxi province, China.

China is moving ahead with a huge robot farming pilot that could one day put many of the country’s 250 million farmers out of work

Millions of unproductive, polluting farms in China could be modernized through a new pilot for automated agriculture. With a rise in automated farming, China could experience greater yields and cheaper food production.
A woman takes a selfie in a Walmart store with a Bossanova shelf-scanning robot.

Walmart is building a home for grocery-shopping robots next to one of its stores — and it offers a glimpse into the company’s automated fu...

Walmart will soon start using automated robotic carts to pick and pack shoppers' online grocery orders. The company is building a 20,000-square-foot extension to one of its stores in Salem, New Hampshire, that will house the carts and hundreds of products.

We tried the kiosks that analysts say could help McDonald’s win back $2.7 billion in sales. Here’s the verdict.

McDonald's is rolling out a new way to order at its restaurants. Kiosks have increased accuracy and efficiency for fast-food chains. But are kiosks better for customers to use?