Keeping track of your calorie intake can be a tedious task, especially in today’s fast paced world. How nice it would be to have an app or a technology that could calculate the calories by just taking a photo?
Well, it’s here and it’s called Im2Calories. Im2Calories is a new photo recognition application developed by Google, which can assess the number of calories on a plate from nothing more than a picture of it.
First the AI tries to identify the foods on show, then it works out the size of the portions based on the size of the plate and other cues in the image – like the size of a ketchup bottle. Recently unveiled at the Rework Deep Learning Summit in the US, the software could potentially make tracking food intake and nutrition statistics much more straightforward. That said, these are early days for the software, and Google confirmed…
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