July 20, 2017

Technology set to dish up takeaway revolution, says Just Eat



Just Eat new logo unveiled in September of 2016
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Data analytics and AI among technologies changing industry, says online platform

Just Eat chief product and technology officer Fernando Fanton: “Food tech is in the early days of disruption.” As if ordering takeaway wasn’t already easy enough, technological developments mean consumers need not lift a hand to order food these days.

While food tech has tended to lag behind some other sectors in terms of innovation, it is rapidly catching up, according to Fernando Fanton , chief product and technology officer of online takeaway platform Just Eat .

Mr Fanton, who was in Dublin recently for a food tech event held at the Digital Hub, told The Irish Times that developments in areas such as augmented reality (AR), artificial intelligence, data analytics and machine learning are revolutionising the way people discover, order and eat food.

Unsurprisingly, Just Eat has its reasons for wanting to back technological developments.

“We would like to see a situation where people cook only when they want to enjoy the experience. Food should never be a chore and so making it easier to get food, rather than forcing people to cook when they don’t want to, is something we want to encourage,” said Mr Fanton.Mr Fanton, who joined […]

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