Last week, restaurant software technology company ClearCOGS announced a new ChatGPT-3-powered beta of their restaurant management software. According to the company, the new beta will enable restaurant owners to “understand and respond to even the most complex questions about your restaurant’s inventory, sales, and operations.”
According to a post on the company’s website, the ClearCOGS beta will enable real-time queries from managers about their operations using a natural language interface. The new pairing between the company’s predictive forecasting system and ChatGPT is designed to answer questions such as “What are my top selling items this week?” or “I only have 20lbs of chicken in inventory, what’s the chance I’m going to run out today?”. ClearCOGS says this will allow its customers to make informed decisions about their inventory and operations more quickly without more labor-intensive (and old-school) hours spent diving into spreadsheets and reports.
Last month, I wrote about how generative AI tools like ChatGPT could make a difference in the home kitchen, but it’s not all that surprising that we’ll likely see these tools enter the restaurant space. ClearCOGS is a back-of-house operations tool, and I expect we’ll see similar tools debut soon for front-of-house, customer-facing interactions as well.
ClearCOGS is currently accepting signups for the beta pilot of their ChatGPT-enabled system. Restaurants interested in participating can sign up on their website.
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