The development of apps that claim to be able to count the calories in a dish by analyzing the photographs taken of it are already beginning to be announced, and many other technologies related to food are currently being developed.
Google’s artificial intelligence , called Im2Calories , is also learning how to count calories from photographs of dishes. Accuracy with a 20% margin of error has already been achieved.
Using sophisticated algorithms that enable image recognition, Im2calories identifies the ingredients that appear in the photo and calibrates the size and shape of what is on the plate. Like other technologies that Google is developing in this field, Im2Calories is designed in such a way that the more it is used, the better it works .
A Philips Research- funded projector investigated the feasibility of having people eat from plates with inserted digital scales so that they could calculate the total amount of food eaten.