CEO, Cali Group
Miller spoke about several technologies being developed by different subsidiaries of Cali Group. The first, a robotic arm called Flippy, cooks burgers, then passes them to a human employee to dress them for customers. Cali Group has also created a gaming platform that lets customers compete in a Minecraft game, with the action appearing on a large screen in the restaurant.
And they are testing self-ordering kiosks that use facial recognition. The screen recognizes a frequent customer, can pull up previous orders, and even let them pay with their faces. “We want to see our customers like Amazon sees their customers,” Miller said.
The company is also working on artificial intelligence that will use weather, local events, social media chatter, and other data to predict traffic and purchasing patterns.
John Miller is CEO of Cali Group, a holding company focused on using new technologies to transform the restaurant and retail industries. Cali Group owns a global QSR chain, CaliBurger, and has major equity positions in five affiliated technology companies (Super League Gaming, FunWall, Miso Robotics, PoP, and Kitchen United. Prior to founding Cali Group in 2011, Miller was an early employee at Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals.