Hungry customers wanting takeout will soon have the option to order from an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered application that will compile their favourite delivery apps such as Uber Eats, DoorDash and SkipTheDishes into one.
NextGen Food Robotics Corp. (NEO: NGRB) (OTC Pink: NGRBF) (Frankfurt: O83) announced the creation of “Lilly” on Monday which it says is intended to support its ghost kitchen and food manufacturing divisions. Ghost kitchens are essentially a rented space for food delivery providers to cook their meals. The company’s main food division is called Holy Cow Kitchens.
Lilly will provide users with access to services like DoorDash Inc (NYSE: DASH), SkipTheDishes and Uber Eats among others in one streamlined application that will utilize an AI-powered “natural language processing chat interface” to offer food suggestions verbally based on a user’s inclinations.
NextGen expects the first version of the app to be finished by July this year.
NextGen anticipates that data gathered through the app reflecting consumer trends will be useful for the company’s food manufacturing clients and could influence their future product development.
“The app would expand the company’s reliance on AI to also create efficiencies for food consumers,” says NextGen.
NextGen’s CEO Paul Rivas is also a co-owner of Bodega Foods in partnership with his sister.
NextGen’s stock price shot up by 198 per cent today to US$0.32 on the OTC markets. The company’s shares reached a high of US$0.55 in September last year before steadily dropping down to about US$0.10 in October and November.
They then steadily rose back up to their present value in December and Q1 this year.
DoorDash’s stock rose by 1.07 per cent today to US$53.80 on the New York Stock Exchange.
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