The next job to be automated: bartending?

We’ve seen robots who can order you pizza, get the snow off your driveway and drive you to work in the morning. Now, robot bartenders may be coming to a bar near you.

The payment company Barclaycard debuted a prototype of a self-pouring beer pump last week. It’s not as sophisticated as the robot bartender with the English accent (played by Michael Sheen) in the new sci-fi movie “Passengers” with Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt, but it does the job just the same.

Here’s how it works: pub-goers pay for a beer with a contactless credit card, mobile phone payment or wearable device.

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