Can A.I. predict your food?
From managing diets for specific health conditions to achieving
weight-loss goals, millions of people track their food intake
for a variety of reasons. Whatever the reason, at the end of the
day, food tracking is done to quickly assess nutrition and
assure the right balance of food is consumed to meet dietary and
Often the practice of food tracking is time consuming and
error-prone, but what if tracking your nutrition was as simple
as capturing a quick video of your meal or snack from your
phone? With the complexity of the food we eat, can we train an A.I.
system to accurately recognize the food in front of you?
Join our A.I. training to help us find out.
AI Training for Food
We’ve partnered with Passio
a company that specializes in food recognition and nutrition intelligence, to
train A.I. systems to better recognize the food humans eat. The Passio
technology is focused on combining machine learning with real user input to
create an advanced method for nutritional tracking.
A.I. for food identification is relatively new field, and is generally missing
wide ethnic and cultural representations of food. In this training we’re aiming
to capture the diversity and complexity of the food and drinks you consume each
day. This goes far beyond single-ingredient foods like tomatoes, apples and
rice to complete dishes, beverages, desserts and packaged foods.
Participation is simple. Each participant will be asked to take a short video
of the food and/or beverage that they will be eating. After the A.I. software
attempts to categorize and label the food, the user will need to confirm or
correct the software’s description. Only the videos along with the food and
drink descriptions will be shared with Passio. No additional
information to identify the user will be shared.