Everything you should know about the future of futuristic food tech

16 Dec 2022

Ever heard the expression everyone wants to be a rock star but nobody wants to learn to be a musician"? That's the biggest problem with analysing the futuristic technologies in most industries - especially in a fiercely competitive marketplace like Food and Beverages. Every now and then, a piece of tech arises as the next big thing, only to fizzle out soon. But don't worry. We've done the hard work for you - picking out the top technologies that are likely to create an impact in the world of food in the future.

So, let's get into the meat of the matter and see just how brightly the future of food tech may shine.

Tech that will define the future of the Food and Beverages industry

Power of AI & data analytics

AI and data analytics are making giant inroads into the Food and Beverages industry. However, they have barely reached their potential as a majority of their impact is currently limited to reactive measures. In the future, predictive analytics will emerge stronger, given its possible widespread impact - from predicting market disruptions and managing surplus inventories to facilitating faster food deliveries. A strong reason for their emergence can be attributed to the increase in the number of applications and systems that collect valuable data. Hence, predictive AI and analytics will be in a position to deliver a two-pronged impact - accelerating back-end operations and making them more seamless while ensuring outstanding customer-centric experiences.

Gen-next online food delivery

The online food delivery system has helped evolve the business - but its capacity for innovation has been stagnating for years. Think about it - when was the last time you were wowed by virtualized food delivery? However, the future holds promises of cutting-edge innovation, considering how much of a role is being played by data in customer experience customization. So, be prepared for online delivery systems to become more intuitive to unique food preferences. Furthermore, another key evolutionary aspect could be multi-engagement delivery through which customers can order via social media, chatbots, smart devices, car systems, etc., without any disruptions

Real-time feedback management

As indicated in the previous point, data is about to be the dark horse of the F&B world. Its propensity for personalization holds a special place in the hearts of restaurants and hotels. Why? They get to act on information that directly creates a positive impact in real time. In the case of collecting and acting on feedback, this could be a pivotal moment in turning regular customers into loyal brand advocates. In a sense, it may be the next step in the evolution of customer engagement, i.e., listening to customers before giving them what they want. Makes sense, doesn't it?

Is it a chef? Is it a robot? It's both

As kitchens become more automated, robotic chefs seem inevitable - don't they? As of today - chefs aren't going anywhere. Many believe that robot chefs would lack extremely important qualities like finesse and spontaneity - native to humans. In truth, great human chefs play a vital role in developing such advanced systems. Much like how AI algorithms are taught to perform tasks in an exact way, these robot cooks are built to accurately follow the instructions of chefs. Today, they have already begun to display a lot of efficiency in preparing dishes like pizza and sandwiches.

Now, let's quickly run through a few more futuristic food technologies:

  • Proactive customer engagement platforms - powered by real-time feedback data
  • Digital smart tracking systems to manage food waste
  • Autonomous food service robots with sensor-led navigation
  • Deeper online customisation of online food deliveries

What do you think?

We hope you got some insights about where the future of food tech is heading. Now, you tell us. What are some of the futuristic food technologies bound to trigger a large-scale impact in the Food and Beverages industry?