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I'm sure everyone saw this coming at some point. Robots will run the fast food industry, and if you ask me I'm all for it.
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OK, so they’re not, like, humanoid robots of the terrifying variety pictured above. But Taco Bell is testing an add-on to the popular workplace messaging app Slack that allows users to order Taco Bell from something called “TacoBot.” Here’s what it will look like, from taco bells website.
It’s simple. Tacobot is a new friend and should be treated as such upon a quick install. Start asking it questions about our menu, see how it’s feeling or find out what its favorite movie is. From there connect your ta.co account, choose your pickup location and order up your favorite Taco Bell item. Tacobot is ready to serve!…
Tacobot is currently in private beta mode & getting ready for prime time. We’ve given the folks at Giphy, FullScreen, Thought Catalog, FoodBeast, SAV Studios and others to help TacoBot grow into all it can be. Think your Slack team is ready to contribute to TacoBot’s artificial intelligence? Then fill out the form below and get considered for the next round – because the more we can positively influence the robots now the better chance we’ve got at survival once they take over.
So finally, we have our first fast food restaurant talking about using robots to take your order. Were finally getting futuristic and shit, and I am 100% all for this. My first reason why I am all for this is because, I'd much rather deal with a robot over this employee licking all my tacos.
Secondly and most importantly in my eyes, is that I'd much rather deal with a robot over talking to an immigrant. Call me racist, but there's honestly nothing harder than trying to understand what the immigrants are saying in a fast food drive thru. Its literally one of my least favorite experiences with fast food. For some reason every McDonald's, Wendy's, Burger King, and Taco Bell choses their worst english speaking employee and tosses them on the drive thru. Maybe these robots, will actually get our orders correct for once. For now, I'm still a little skeptical that these robots will get the job done, but I do know one thing for sure, these robots will definitely be better than the immigrants. Some people are worried about the robots taking away jobs from the American People, but if your working a drive thru window, you are doing something wrong with your life. If anything, hearing this news will spark a flare in some people ass to go out and get a better job. Hopefully this TacoBot is legit, but I guess all we can do now is sit back and wait for them to release TacoBot on the American public. Follow us on twitter for more interesting stories @ForTheBoys_Blog
PS: heres what the ordering process would look like with one of Taco Bell's new TacoBot's.
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