At an event in the Village Underground in Shoreditch Just Eat gave a sneak peek into the future, bringing together technologies in the field of virtual and augmented reality, artificial intelligence, self-driving delivery robots and other innovations aimed at transforming how people discover, order and enjoy food.
‘The Future Now- Redefining Food Discovery’ event saw the Just Eat team provide guests with a hands-on experience aimed to help improve food experiences for both customers and restaurants in the decades to come.
The experiences and innovations on show at the event included Virtual Reality, HoloLens, the home of the future, the Customer Care Chatbot, the Facebook Messenger’s Chatbot and Starship Technologies delivery robots.
The news follows the recent announcement the launch of its Food Tech Accelerator programme, supported by YFood, Dreamstake and other partners to help the next generation of food technology start-ups.
David Buttress, chief executive of Just Eat, said: "Technology is at the heart of everything we do at Just Eat. We are always seeking ways to help our restaurant partners grow and ensure new and existing customers have a reliable, convenient and, increasingly, fun experience when they order from us.
"Technology innovation helps us bring the greatest breadth of choice to consumers while giving our fantastic restaurant partners the tools and resources to further their own ambitions."
Fernando Fanton, chief product and technology officer of Just Eat, added: "Working with leading partners, we are exploring the latest fields in technology to shape the future of how we interact with food. By harnessing these advanced technologies, Just Eat is driving innovation in our sector and working towards our ambition to create the world’s greatest food community."