Domino’s joins SingularityNET blockchain AI network
The robot revolution begins with pizza. You have to start somewhere.
Domino's Pizza Malaysia and Singapore has tapped SingularityNET to help it deliver pizzas faster and better.
"We are automating significant portions of delivery and consolidating our operations centres," explained Domino's CEO Ba U Shan-Ting. "SingularityNET's AI algorithms and services will allow us to explore these efficiencies at scale. Ultimately, this will improve our services and create value for all stakeholders."
As part of the partnership, SingularityNET will carry out feasibility studies, host AI workshops, develop algorithms for Domino's use and get some free pizza.
It's a significant step for the blockchain AI network. By introducing Domino's as an enterprise participant to its decentralised AI marketplace, SingularityNET is entering a new chapter of sorts in real-world use.
In the virtuous cycle that SingularityNET aims to cultivate, Domino's would be on the top of the right-hand ring. You might think of it as an addition which helps those gears spin faster and in turn, promotes the overall faster development of better and safer artificial intelligence.
It's also an excellent opportunity for Domino's and SingularityNET participants to hone algorithms against real-world use and real business cases. Plus, it's easy to see how pizza delivery algorithms could overlap with other path-finding systems, and how many of the inventions borne out of this partnership could be applied to other supply chains.
"Domino's has always prided itself on identifying and executing on opportunities for business innovation," noted SingularityNET CEO Ben Goertzel. "This is how they have innovated in an extremely competitive market and continue to expand at remarkable speed."
"Today in 2019 we are going forward into a new phase of society and economy where AI is going to be the main focus of innovation across all domains of industry, so it is to Domino's credit that they are fully embracing AI as a key part of their path forward. Embracing AI is what every company is going to need to do if they are going to succeed and flourish in the coming period. The projects we are discussing with Domino's now are envisioned as the start of a long series of creative and transformative AI collaborations."
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