Amy Webb right and Anna Tauzin demonstrate a telepresence robot Beam

Amy Webb (right) and Anna Tauzin demonstrate a telepresence robot, Beam.

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Imagine a restaurant where guests are shown to their table by a telepresence robot, like the Beam, driven remotely by a live hostess who appears as a face on the screen—and potentially could be working more than one restaurant at once.

On the table is a voice-activated Amazon Echo, which gives advice about wine pairings or the day’s specials. In the kitchen is IBM’s supercomputing Chef Watson, helping develop recipes to meet a guest’s allergy or lifestyle needs.

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