Magical Couch of Truth Bombs - Episode 4 - Robots Making Pizza

This week on the Magical couch of Truth Bombs, Kim & Adrian discuss robots making pizza!!πŸ•πŸ• A startup called Zume, who has raised $48M is changing the way pizza is made by both speed and quality with the help of robots! Who wouldn't want a perfectly symmetrical slice!

- So there was a article yesterday, that a company called Zume raised $48 million dollars in a Series B to automate pizza making. So they've created hardware, robots that can make pizzas, obviously more accurately, and you know, to whatever specifications you like.

- Yes.

- And I'm sure the plan is to take away, like, 80% you know, of the pizza making labour, and maybe only have a small component at the end that is still human.

- Yes.

- Or maybe not at all. I think that's a very relatable, like, topic. Pizza making is very easy to understand how it can be very easily automated.

- Yeah.

- But actually there's far more jobs, and whether it's manufacturing or services that will be automated in the future.

- Yeah, DbInsights had this in their email that just came out. That had something as well saying there's 10 milllion, 10 million jobs are gonna be displaced by automation within the next five to ten years. In the states alone, in the U.S. alone. That's a lot of jobs.

- That's a lot of jobs.

- In the U.S. On the pizza front, let's get this out of the way. You and I have talked a lot about this. Pizza is so fucking inconsistent that I'm kinda looking forward to robots making it for me.

- I'm excited.

- Yeah, like, when you, like the structural integrity of the pizza. You can't, when you hold it from the crust it should only dip a little bit, but most--

- Pizza hand testing it before it goes out.

- Yeah, robot testing the angle of trajectory down and no, that curve is too low, that doesn't pass the test.

- Pizza automation would make our pizzas exactly the way we like them. So you can have boring margaritas, and I can have more interesting pizzas.

- People just have to be, have a bit more foresight about what, like, how hard or easy it would be for their job to be automated, and if it's not. If they are seeing examples of things around the world being automated, that's what you do as a job, you need to be fucking scared about it, and you need to do something to obtain new skills. You need to be proactive. You can't, we all see these stories about people in car factories.

- Yeah.

- Losing their jobs and there's been a lot press around Australia in the last five years about that. Up in arms, and all this emotion about it. It's like fuckin' duh. Like, of course it was about to happen. Like, every other, all these other factories are becoming automated. Labour is like the biggest cost for most businesses. So if you can do the same job with one-fifth the size of team, you would if you owned a company. And I think non-company owners are really bad at empathising with businesses on that. When really if they owned a company they would have done the same thing. But it's very easy to take the citizen view of it, and not look at it practically when it's emotional.

- You don't even have to look around you, you just have to think about how much you use your brain every day. Like, if you go to work, and you are doing the same thing you did yesterday, following the same processes with very little variation in your daily task. Maybe a few decisions, but if it's like get this, then do this, then you are pretty much likely to be disrupted in the next five to ten years.

- Correct.

- Especially if it requires the level of accuracy and detail, cause computers are way better at that than humans.

- Correct.

- Or like small business owners that are watching this and also understand your capability as a business owner to create one of those assets that's scalable. Like, you can either sit there, and get destroyed by it, or be more proactive, and create something yourself, and be part of the disruption. An entrepreneur who has never done a business before that has some flaky consumer idea versus an accountant who's been running a business for ten years, has a team of ten, and has an idea for an app or a web platform. Something that can streamline their industry or add value to their customers. That they can sell to their competitors. Who's gonna to win out of those entrepreneurs? Obviously the accountant.

- Yeah.

- Business owners need to understand that they got the best opportunity. And if they like their team that much, they should get them to work on something that's more scalable than their service business.

- Agree. Yeah. Well that's the crazy thing. Like, there's like, you know, craft beer, and then Four X Gold. There's like, Dominoes Pizza, and then there's like, fancy craft pizza, but not everyone likes craft beer. Lots of people still, neg out that we don't have Four X Gold.

- Yes.

- In our beer fridge. I think that's a try for everyone, and maybe we won't be eating Dominoes anytime soon, but.

- I agree. there's a big, there's a big audience out there for that.

- Agree.