App finds recipes based on pictures
Read the article to find out how researchers think this app could be used in the future.
The app was able to identify lots of different kinds of ingredients like flour, eggs, and butter using its database. The MIT researchers created Pic2Recipe using more data than other similar technology before. Researchers used more than one million photos and recipes to train the app’s AI system, and the majority of the images and recipes were desserts. For that reason, the app seems to have an easy time identifying desserts like cookies and muffins, but still has a little difficulty figuring out what’s inside of foods like smoothies or sushi.
Researchers are trying to improve the app so that it can recognize more complicated dishes and cooking techniques. One of their main goals is to create a fully functioning app that people can use to make the dishes they see on social media services like Instagram. Still, there are many other possible uses for the technology.
One of the graduate students working on the app is Nick Hynes. When discussing the app’s possibilities, Hynes said, “This could potentially help people figure out what’s in their food when they don’t have explicit nutritional information.” Hynes hopes that this technology will eventually be able to help people who are on special diets know more about what they’re eating.
Others hope to use the technology to help figure out what to make for dinner. Researchers think that the app could eventually be able to give recipe suggestions based on the food someone has in their fridge. Essentially, the user would put in the foods they have at home and then indicate the kind of dish they want to eat. After that, the system would give the user some options for recipes to make. This would certainly be useful to people who don’t have the time to look for different recipes online.
The technology that this new app offers could change the way people take pictures of their food. Instagram is full of pictures of great looking food, but there are almost never any recipes included. This app could finally make all of those Instagram pictures useful.
Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston have made a new type of app that uses pictures to find foods. The app has a new kind of AI system and can recognize food in pictures. After the app recognizes the food, it gives the user a matching recipe. MIT has called the app “Pic2Recipe” and is now testing it. So far, the results have been pretty strong.
The app was able to recognize lots of different kinds of ingredients like flour, eggs, and butter. The MIT researchers used more than one million photos and recipes to train the app’s AI system. They mostly used images and recipes of desserts, so the app can easily recognize things like cookies and muffins. Still, Pic2Recipe has a little difficulty with foods like smoothies or sushi.
Researchers are trying to make the app better. They want the app to recognize more difficult dishes and cooking techniques. The researchers’ main goal is to help people make the dishes that they see on social media sites like Instagram. Still, there are many other possible uses for the technology.
One of the researchers working on the app is Nick Hynes. Hynes hopes that his app will be able to help people who have special diets. Many people with special diets need to be careful about the food they eat.
Others hope to use the technology to get dinner ideas. Researchers think that, in the future, users might be able to use the app in other interesting ways. A user might be able to enter information about the foods they have at home and then choose the kind of dish they want to eat. After that, the system would give the user some recipe choices. This would be useful to people who don’t have the time to look for recipes online.
The technology in this new app could change the way people take pictures of their food. Instagram has many pictures of great looking food, but there often aren’t any recipes with those pictures. This app could finally make all of those Instagram pictures useful.
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