Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Will Now Act As Your Dietician? Maybe Soon
If Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)(NASDAQ:GOOGL) has been your preferred search engine provider, look to it becoming your favorite dietician. The company has figured out a new app based on artificial intelligence that is able to scan food photos and let you know the amount of calories in the food. However, as insiders have already hinted, there is much more that Google could do with the app to further broaden its AI offering and unlock new revenue opportunities.
Im2Calories is the app that Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) is developing to help people overcome bad eating habits, especially by enabling them to avoid eating junk foods. According to Kevin Murphy, a research scientist at Google, what Im2Calories is designed to do is scan pictures of food and tell you the amount of calories in that meal of toast, eggs or bacon.
Think twice before you eat
If you mind eating only healthy foods, Im2Calories is that app that will make you think twice before you put food in your mouth. Google has developed Im2Calories in such a way that you don’t necessarily require a high-resolution food photo to glean useful information about how healthy or not the food is.
Im2Calories is still under trial and it is promising to be an amazing companion for those who want to extend their healthy eating goal. Being a research project however, there is no guarantee that Im2Calories will ever see the light of day in the life of the average consumer. However, it has already revealed how far Google can go to keep people glued to its platform. The company has already patented Im2Calories technology.
Beyond food scanning
Outside of food, the technology behind Im2Calories could also be used in other spheres of life, such as being able to scan the streets for an open parking lot and more.
Artificial Intelligence is quickly becoming the new arms race in Silicon Valley. Besides Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL), other tech giants like Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) are also pushing hard in the machine learning category and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has already come up with an app that is able to estimate age by scanning faces in a photo.
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