Hypergiant is developing AI services for large businesses, starting with a virtual bartender

Hypergiant is a startup that pegs itself as a bridge between now and what’s next. Its bold website header reads, Tomorrowing Today.” Capitalizing on recent advancements in AI as well as the current uncertainty with how the technology can be used in global businesses, Hypergiant aims to be a one-stop shop for AI solutions for the world’s top companies.

To start, Hypergiant recently unveiled an AI bartender for restaurant chain TGI Fridays. Nicknamed Flanagan after Tom Cruise’s character from the 1988 movie Cocktail, the software uses neural networks and anonymous facial scanning to suggest drinks for the customer.

The system also matches compatible drinks with menu items the customers order. Additionally, the digital mixologist considers the customer’s favorite food items, mining data from an existing loyalty program. By grinding all of these data, the system will build a flavor preference profile for each customer.

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Hypergiant is a startup that pegs itself as a bridge between now and what’s next. Its bold website header reads, “Tomorrowing Today.” Capitalizing on recent advancements in AI as well as the current uncertainty with how the technology can be used in global businesses, Hypergiant aims to be a one-stop shop for AI solutions for the world’s top companies.

To start, Hypergiant recently unveiled an AI bartender for restaurant chain TGI Fridays. Nicknamed Flanagan after Tom Cruise’s character from the 1988 movie Cocktail, the software uses neural networks and anonymous facial scanning to suggest drinks for the customer.