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From Smart Farms to Smart Kitchens: Exploring the Impact of AI in Food Tech

AI in Food Tech industry and gastronomy

Imagine the AI potential in industry - whether in food processing, agriculture or gastronomy. Transforming the whole global chain from the way raw materials are grown to the actual preparation and distribution of food. This and more can be done with AI and, moreover, is being done right now. 

Learn how you can use AI tools to make growing, logistics, marketing and sales more efficient, so that you don't waste resources and increase revenue. Let's take a look at the possibilities that artificial intelligence offers.

Food Tech - Technology in the Food Industry

You may be wondering what food tech is. The short story is, it's the latest technology used in the production and processing of food and meals. You know, even food in the 21st century deserves a little upgrade.

Food technology works with huge amounts of data. Foodtech solutions oversee the whole process and largely free your hands

This is possible, among others, by:

  • identifying bacteria, pests or plant illnesses - even detecting the smallest traces of harmful substances,
  • helping with accurate sterilisation, cleaning and disinfection - making it much easier to meet hygiene standards and reduce the risk of product contamination,
  • optimising resource utilisation and reducing waste - analytical tools enable more accurate production planning, minimising excess stock and unnecessary waste.

Food tech also opens the door to personalising food products based on individual nutritional needs and customer preferences. Today, there are already many smart apps that recommend what to eat and, more importantly, tell you what you're eating.

AI Applications in the Food Industry

We’re sure you’ve been there. You come back late from work, and you don't feel like cooking a sirloin steak. You had eggs yesterday, bread and butter for breakfast, and you don't feel like sausage. With AI apps, such evening dilemmas are becoming a thing of the past

You can also forget about lengthy debates with your family about what to have for dinner. They'll usually tell you they don't care anyway. Rely on AI. It won't let you down.

Just open the app, scan what the fridge has to offer, and voilà. You've got a few simple suggestions for making a great dinner out of leftovers. Quick and simple, just follow one of the AI recipes you get.

Let's check out some other AI food apps and how they can make your life easier:

  • Prepare a tailored menu - These apps can decipher even the most chaotic shopping list and turn it into a plan full of healthy and delicious meals.
  • Watch your regular diet with AI - Like your personal assistant, it reminds you that it's time for a fiber-rich afternoon snack. It will even suggest what you should have given your planned activities. 
  • Keep track of your eating habits - Just take a picture of your food, and the AI will recognise what's on your plate. A great solution for people suffering from type 2 diabetes. Finally, you can forget (or stop forgetting) about writing it down manually.
  • Don't forget your drinking regime - Keep track of your water drinking regime with AI food apps. They'll even remind you when it's time to drink to keep you hydrated and stay well, taking into account your activity, weather and health status.

There are several apps of each kind that will come in handy. You just have to pick one that fits you best, and you’re all set. Who knows what new will come up tomorrow. It's likely that one day there will be an app that finds out what we're craving, controls the robots in your kitchen, and the only thing left for you to do is to enjoy your favorite meal. Just like when we were kids, and our mother's delicious lunch was waiting on the table.

AI in Agriculture

You have probably already noticed it. The demand for quality and environmentally friendly food is constantly growing. If you don't meet the required standards, you're out of luck. Here, too, artificial intelligence will be a useful partner. Let's take it one step at a time. 

Let’s say you have a field where you need to plant crops. First of all, you need to think about what you're going to plant. Today, artificial intelligence can scan the market and advise you on which crops are most in demand at the moment and where you can expect the best return on your investment. It's that simple. That is, using artificial intelligence.

Once you have your crops planted, the easy part is over. Now it’s your turn to do the job, right? Wrong!. If you don't want to spend days and nights in the fields, AI is here to help again. Leave the regular water and fertilizer checks to systems that can spot signs of disease and pest infestation on plants before they're visible to the human eye. That way, everything is under constant control. And you can monitor it from the comfort of your own home. 

Automated farming machines can also come in handy. They need minimal human supervision to do their job, so you can spend more time with your family. Or with friends over a cold beer.

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