Podcast: Talking Food Delivery With Freshly’s Michael Wystrach

A few years ago, Michael Wystrach had left a career in finance and was looking to get healthy. The problem? He hated cooking. Lucky for him, not only did he own a restaurant, but he also had...

Podcast: Designing Products For The Smart Kitchen With Matt Rolandson

What does a robot barista, smart oven and precision heated coffee cup all have in common? They're all technology-forward food products that product design firm Ammunition Group had a hand in creating. I recently caught up...

Podcast: Covariant.ai’s Pieter Abbeel on Using VR to Train Chef Robots

Pieter Abbeel is a professor of robotics and AI at UC Berkeley, startup advisor, co-founder of Covariant.ai and this week's guest on The Automat. Covariant's (formerly Embodied Intelligence) technology gets pretty futuristic pretty quick,...

Podcast: Meet Luna the Robotic Monitoring System for Greenhouses

Produce is grown across somewhere between 250 and 300 million square feet of commercial greenhouse space in the U.S.. That’s a whole lot of crops that need to be monitored to make sure they...

Podcast: E-I, E-A-I, Oh! Connecterra’s Deep Learning Helps Dairy Farmers

Don't call Connecterra a Fitbit for cows. The Amsterdam-based company's "Ida" product is actually a complex artificial intelligence platform to help diary farmers manage their farms. Why does a dairy farmer need AI? Well, until...

Podcast: Using VR to Train AI to Kill Weeds (Among Other Things)

Using virtual reality to train artificial intelligence to better interact with the real world almost sounds like what you'd get if Inception and Westworld had a synthetic baby. But there's no deep mystery or...

Podcast: The Art of The Review With Wired’s Joe Ray

(Ed Note: The original podcast published had an audio glitch. We've since fixed in feed and the embedded audio below.) Joe Ray learned to take 'clean shots' from François Simon, the legendary French food critic...

Podcast: How Briggo Built its Robot Barista

Each week The Spoon: Automat podcast dives into the world of food-related robots and AI, and in this episode we get all frothy about coffee robots! The guest is Chas Studor, Founder and CTO...

Pablos Holman Sees a Future Where We Print French Bread & Strawberries

While 3D food printing is still in its early stages, inventor/hacker Pablos Holman believes we'll eventually live in a world where printers in our homes spit out complicated foods like French bread and even...

Podcast: What Food Tech Startups Should Know About AI

Meet The Spoon: Automat, our brand new podcast about food-related robots and artificial intelligence. With more than 66 millions workers around the world projected to have their jobs automated, the time is right to...

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