Expo 2020 Dubai: PepsiCo Launches First Ever Zero-Staff, AI-Powered Snack Store

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
Expo 2020 Dubai: PepsiCo Launches First Ever Zero-Staff, AI-Powered Snack Store

With less than one month to go until Expo 2020 opens its doors to welcome the world, there have been new inventions and innovations coming up every other day. Preparations for the mega event is in full swing and we’ve got yet another ‘futuristic’ update for all the foodies. Expo 2020 Dubai will have a zero-staff snack store, that is set to change the way you snack and drink. Intrigued? Read on to find out more!

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Snack & Pay As You Go At The Region’s First AI-Powered Store

PepsiCo – Expo’s Official Beverage and Snack Partner – has revealed three exciting new innovations that are destined to change the way we shop, eat and drink. Pepsi Go has launched an AI-powered, unmanned store that will first open its doors at Expo 2020. The unmanned store is designed to cater to shoppers’ needs, and is secure and contactless.

Foodies can start their journey by tapping, inserting or swiping a payment card to open the kiosk’s doors. Once inside, the store uses AI and computer recognition technology to track the PepsiCo snacks and beverages selected. To check out, simply exit – and the Mastercard Payment Gateway Services technology automatically initiates the payment, making checkout queues a thing of the past.

That’s not all! In an effort to reduce single-use plastics, PepsiCo is set to launch a new way that will encourage mindful consumption of water. The Aquafina station will allow you to customise your drink, choosing between still or sparkling water, with the option to add a variety of flavours. Once you have perfected your order, the Water Station’s QR code-enabled reusable bottle syncs to the system, remembering your choices for personalised refreshment every time you visit. Besides, PepsiCo is also bringing compostable packaging exclusively to Expo 2020.

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Dubai Expo 2020 To Host A Futuristic Dining Experience With Glow-In-The-Dark Food & Flavour-Changing Desserts

Glow in the dark food, flavour-changing desserts, and exotic ingredients are some of the highlights of the dinner. Guests will begin their culinary journey in 2021 but they will soon be tranported into the future where they will sample dishes of the future.