Google’s new app helps user to keep track of their daily dietary supplements

Google News

Google is working on an application that will scan food images and count calories that are present in the food.

Google is working on an application that will scan food images and count calories that are present in the food. It is developed using artificial intelligence technology, and was introduced this week at a tech conference in Boston.

According to Popular Science, the app uses algorithms to scan food images that are uploaded to Instagram, and estimates the amount of calories present in it. The underlying technology came from DeepMind- a company, which Google acquired in last year for around $400 million.

The app is called Im2Caolories. According to a demo give by Kevin Murphy, the app is able to tell you many calories count were on eggs, bacon breakfast plate and bread toast. The app doesn’t need a high-resolution image, or a creative one to count the calories, it just scans the food image present on the user’s mobile screen and run according to the coded algorithms.

Murphy revealed that the developers have acknowledged a problem in app and said that it is not able to identify food in photos. He stated that the Google’s goal is not to shame people for what they eat, but, by using this app, it will help users to keep track of their daily dietary supplements or more easy to keep a food diary.

As a research project, the Im2Calories might not be able to view the light of day for an average user, as Google has registered a patent on the technology.

Machine learning, where computer programs get smarter over time, and are becoming the new Silicon Valley arms race as tech companies like Facebook and Google that are making sense of the huge amounts of data that both the companies are generating.

Now, it is easy for users to keep track of their dietary supplement, and by using Google’s new app it will aid them to keep track of their calorie counts; just like a personal health care diary.

Avatar
Carrie Ann
Carrie Ann is Editor-in-Chief at Industry Leaders Magazine, based in Las Vegas. Carrie covers technology, trends, marketing, brands, productivity, and leadership. When she isn’t writing she prefers reading. She loves reading books and articles on business, economics, corporate law, luxury products, artificial intelligence, and latest technology. She’s keen on political discussions and shares an undying passion for gadgets. Follow Carrie Ann on Twitter, Facebook

Recent Posts

Weak US job report results in volatile market

Weak US job report results in volatile market

A weak job report resulted in a record close on Friday for the US stocks. The US labor department’s monthly non-farm payrolls report revealed employers hired 266,000 new workers
21 hours ago
Star and Blackstone launch bids to buyout Australia’s Crown Resorts

Star and Blackstone launch bids to buyout Australia’s Crown Resorts

A bidding war has broken out between Australian casino company Star Entertainment Group and US private equity investor Blackstone Group over Crown Resorts, Australia’s bigges
21 hours ago
5 Most Expensive Divorce Settlements in History

5 Most Expensive Divorce Settlements in History

Almost half of the marriages end in divorce is an oft-quoted adage, but surprisingly, this is not true in today’s world. The reasons are varied, gender equality, the higher p
2 days ago
JPMorgan Chase appoints two new CIOS in bid to make its C-suite more diverse

JPMorgan Chase appoints two new CIOS in bid to make its C-suite more diverse

JPMorgan Chase, the largest U.S. bank by assets, has appointed two new executives to head its information units in a bid to make its workforce more inclusive and increase racial an
2 days ago
US solar energy sector sees 7% drop in jobs

US solar energy sector sees 7% drop in jobs

The U.S. solar industry witnessed a 7% cut in jobs due to the coronavirus and increasing use of labor-saving tech in the industry, according to an industry report. Job decline is n
2 days ago
Blackstone puts in an offer of $1.68 billion for St Modwen

Blackstone puts in an offer of $1.68 billion for St Modwen

Blackstone, the private equity firm, is planning to acquire St Modwen Properties, a logistics and housing developer, for £1.2bn ($1.68 billion) in a bid to take advantage of the P
4 days ago