A cocktail bar/coffee shop that uses AI and robots has recently opened in Shanghai. It’s called Ratio and at the moment is just a pop-up in the basement of a mall, but they’re promising a full store in the basement of another shopping mall soon.
They’re also promising that you’ll get to “taste the future” with their range of AI-crafted drinks.
While ordering through WeChat, you can tailor your drink to make it just the way you like it – from the precise measurements of spirits in your cocktail to the proportion of espresso to milk in your coffee.
Your personalised formula is then sent on to robots that whip up your drink within minutes, and then you pick it up at the bar – you won’t have to worry about your barista or bartender judging you for your weird drink preferences (like your favourite americano with half soy milk, half skimmed milk, a spoon of artificial sweetener, and a medium-sized, semi-melted ice cube, or that tequila sunrise sans sunrise).
The AI can also remember your drink order for your next visit and will recommend drinks it thinks you might like based on your tastes.
Credit: Communicaffe, 12.06.18
Robot Cocktail Bar and Coffee Shop with Crafted Drinks Opens in Shanghai