Freedom is nothing without responsibility and discipline. Remember those days when in a single day you could eat two ice creams, a generous plate of French fries and stake, maybe some pop-corn while watching a movie and well, what’s a fulfilling day without a tablet of chocolate? Those were the times of indulgence and careless dive into the comfort food zone that was pretty much comfortable and nourishing both for the tummy and for the heart. And for the brain as well, as it carried us into a realm of satisfaction.
Well, now with the brave new world unfolding in front of our very eyes, comfort foods become a luxury, as each and every one of us must take good care of those very much important appearances, slimness of the body and vegetarianism of the soul and mind. Google is in support of that, of course, as splitting the atom is something they love doing, leaving us speechless in front of the trends they are setting worldwide, making things more absurd or more convenient? Well, that’s a matter of perspective and we are here to discuss something else.
Google declared that its artificial intelligence researchers are working on an experimental project that can detect your meal’s calorie information simply by analyzing a photo of your food. Mr Know It all will soon make you responsible for eating too much, exposing you to increased rates frustration and regret at the same time. Or offering the pathway to new responsibilities over a healthier diet and lifestyle.
Your Instagram pictures will be analyzed by Google’s artificial intelligence algorithms. The process will develop by using the depth of each pixel in an image along with sophisticated deep learning algorithms to identify the food, assess its size and envelop a calorie count. All your Instagram pictures of esthetic friendly foods will be assessed and you will be offered the caloric results for each meal you post.
This will happen under the umbrella of an app called Im2Calories that was introduced last week at Boston’s Rework Deep Learning Summit.
Well, Instagram wasn’t particularly designed to be our personal nutrition doctor but we live in a world where everything is possible, so why not count our calories from pretty pictures of fancy dishes?
There is nevertheless a very good side of this matter, as consumers who have weight problems or are concerned about their nutrition habits can easily benefit from this update. Also, doctors and researchers could use all the data gathered for research in terms of dietary habits, improvements that can be made in our daily eating routines and the list can go on with some more complex, food related approaches.
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