Pub hires two robot waiters as revelers describe new additions as a ‘brilliant idea’

Robots called Bella and Bertie have proven hugely popular since joining the staff at Nevin’s Newfield Inn in County Mayo, Ireland, as the pub dipped into the world of artificial intelligence.

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Ireland: robots serve in a pub in Galway

A popular pub’s new staff, two robots, have become the talk of the town, with locals describing the additions as a “brilliant idea”.

In a “first” for the region, the Newfield Inn in Nevin, County Mayo, Ireland, has delved into the world of artificial intelligence and has gone wildly viral for hiring two waiter robots.

As reported by Beo from Galwaythe Newport pub tested just one of the Bella robots.

Once the trial proved successful with customers and service, they went out and found Bella a friend named Bertie.

Pub staff said: “Introducing Bella and Bertie who have become permanent residents here with us.

“They are there to help our wonderful staff deliver food to our tables. Be sure to say hi to both on your next visit.”

Nevin’s isn’t the first place to try tech


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The impact of the coronavirus pandemic has prompted Irish pub Nevin’s to find alternative methods of filling a shift.

The pub is certainly not the first to try the technology.

Around the world, many are using AI robots to perform tasks usually performed by humans in pubs, restaurants and cafes.

In January, the World Economic Forum estimated that 7.1 million jobs could be lost in the future due to technological redundancy.

They said this would be offset by 2.1 million jobs created in specialized fields such as math, computer science and engineering.

But even the most senior white-collar jobs could be threatened – not by robots but by artificial intelligence (AI).

Mr Skilton, who spent 30 years as an IT strategy consultant, said: “[AI] could potentially see complex jobs once considered untouchable taken over by computers thanks to emerging creative mathematical research and advanced large-scale supercomputing to model how the human brain works.”

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