Automation has gained increased attention amid the great social distancing experiment sparked by COVID-19. While too early to say whether the pandemic will expedite automation across all industries, many industry leaders believe that AI may help fuel a surge in robotics and automation. For example, BrainOS-powered cleaning robots have surged amid the COVID-19 crisis, with retail usage growing 24% in April 2020 alone. Additional new jobs could include maintenance workers to ensure the AMRs are functioning properly. For restaurants, incorporating automation into commercial food preparation empowers restaurant operators to safely reopen and attract customers with enhanced health and safety, as food comes into reduced contact with humans and points of contamination.
Source: Venture Beat