If it’s not on Instagram, you haven’t eaten it. Roast dinners, soufflés and salads, no food escapes an Amaro filter these days.
Now Google is responding to the appetite for “food porn” by developing an artificial intelligence project to calculate the calories in your latest Instagram post.
Announced at the Rework Deep Learning Summit, the prospective tool called Im2Calories, aims to identify food snapped and work out the calorie content.
The Google researcher Kevin P Murphy said the AI technology will analyse the depth of pixels in an image and employ “sophisticated deep-learning algorithms” to judge the size and shape of a foodstuff.
According to Popular Science, the company has recently filed a patent for the technology.
“To me it’s obvious that people really want this and this is really useful. OK fine, maybe we get the calories off by 20%. It doesn’t matter. We’re going to average over a week or a month or a year.
Listen if i were a restaurant owner id ban together now with all others and stop this AI calorie counter from being made. You wanna know why your food taste good at restaurants? its butter. shit load of butter and bacon grease probably. Fats flavor simple as that. The last thing you need to keep your business afloat is an app that tells your customers their being a fat ass for eating there.