After the acclaimed “Internet of things”, Google has got a new pleasant idea for Android users, specifically for those of them, who adore to count the calories of the foods they eat.
With the “Im2Calories” app that is currently in the development stage, the process of counting calories will be ten times easier!
Soon the Instagram photos of food will be more than just beautiful and appetizing pictures. Google is working on a program that will define the caloric value of the food by photo.
Let`s find out how this technology will work – Go to the next page!
How will it work?
Google researcher Kevin Murphy introduced the draft of the “Im2Calories” app at the recent event “Rework Deep Learning Summit” in Boston, telling the audience what are the improvements of mobile applications for health and fitness that appeared due to the new type of artificial intellect and a special search algorithm that counts calories.
All is simple: you make photo of your food and the program, using complex algorithms of deep examining of each pixel on the image, defines the type and the size of the portion, its mass, the contents of the dish (including spices!) and, as a result, its caloric value. And there is no need that the photo is of a great quality — Instagram photo is ok.
It is believed that an important role in the development of Im2Calories played the fact that Google purchased the British developer of artificial intelligence systems — DeepMind Company. In the year 2014 they paid $ 400 million for it.
If it is necessary, a user will be able to make changes in counting calories. Then the program will connect to the database of the caloric value of foods and the composition of nutrients, and then it will make a detailed report on the dish, which you can save in the nutrition journal.
When will we get the app? Go to the next page & find it out!
When will we get the app?
“The Guardian” reports that the technology is still under development and it is too early to talk about the timing of its appearance on the market. There are some errors in the work of Im2Calories: the amount of calories is approximate, and developers are actively working on its improvement.
It is most likely that Im2Calories will show itself as an app for Android and iOS. In general, Android and iOS applications stores already have such kind of applications; however, the development of Google may be much better because it has got a lot more resources. Primarily, intellectual.
Despite the fact that Im2Calories is still in the research and development phase, the company is already looking for options for using this technology in other situations. For example, using this technology, people will be able to analyze traffic to help drivers find free parking places.
Service developers believe that their offspring will be very popular and will help people to think over their diet in the most convenient way. It is very likely that this kind of service will really find its audience. It is also possible that integrating of Im2Calories with Instagram will contribute to its significant progress.
Google is developing an app to calculate the calories in Instagram food photos
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And while we are waiting for this specific app, we can use the existing apps for counting calories:
Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker by MyFitnessPal
[appbox appstore 341232718 simple]
[appbox googleplay com.myfitnesspal.android&hl simple]
Lose It! by FitNow
[appbox appstore 297368629 simple]
[appbox googleplay com.fitnow.loseit&hl simple]
Calorie Counter & Weight Loss, by SparkPeople
[appbox appstore 568471693 simple]
Fooducate, By Fooducate, Ltd.
[appbox appstore 398436747 simple]
[appbox googleplay com.fooducate.nutritionapp&hl simple]
It is much nicer to feel the rapid movement of technical progress, if you have a modern smartphone with up-to-date apps!