But First… What is AI Exactly?
AI, short for Artificial Intelligence, is a technology that enables machines to perform tasks that typically require human intelligence. Just like a rich bolognese, AI has been simmering for some time, evolving over decades into the modern, sophisticated models and tools we’ve heard so much about over the past year – and it’s getting better every day!
One of the most talked-about AI innovations of late is ChatGPT. If you haven’t tried it yet, imagine having a digital assistant or seasoned concierge, which uses magically can understand and respond to text-based queries, like “how many minutes of boiling does it take to get the perfect poached egg?” (Two and a half to three minutes in boiling water, by the way!)
ChatGPT, and AI tools like it, work by analysing the patterns in the input they receive, drawing from a huge amount of information they have been trained on – think the entire Internet! They then process this information to generate human-like responses, making it capable of engaging in conversations, answering questions, and providing assistance on various topics – its DALL-E functionality can even whip up images in seconds!
AI as we currently know it is an incredible tool – but it still needs plenty of human supervision to see it working correctly, especially alongside restaurant technology. Let’s take a look at some of the apps you can learn to use to take your hospitality venue to the next level.