Saturday, July 22, 2017

MIT is building a system that can identify a recipe using pictures of food

Wouldn't it be great if you could take a snap of your food and know exactly what ingredients went into it and how to make it?

Using a food identifying algorithm and a database of food images cross-referenced with a database of recipes, a team of MIT scientists are working on a system that will be able to do just that.

Whilst the system is not perfect yet (baked goods are faring better than items like smoothies or sushi), the implications of this technology can be used to help check nutritional value or identify dietary restrictions. There could also be e-commerce applications that could provide a customer with their own personal meal kit delivery much like Blue Apron or Amazon.

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