Calorie content can now be determined from the photo

Germanresearchershavecreatedanalgorithmcapableofdeterminingthecaloriccontentofdishes, aswellasthecontentofproteins, carbohydratesandfatsinthembyphoto. Thealgorithmdoesnotaddresstheexistingdatabasesoffoodvalueinrealtime.

TheN + 1writesbrieflyaboutdevelopment. Thedevelopershavetriedtosolveaproblemthatmaycareaboutpeoplewhoarelosingweight: ifyoupreparedadishyourselforordereditfromacafe, todeterminethecalorieandnutritionalvalueisquitedifficult. Theexistingalgorithmstosolvethisproblemsimplyrecognizefoodinthephoto, andthenfindmatchesindatabases. Thisapproachisnotveryaccurate.



Theauthorsofthenewalgorithmusedadifferentmethod. Itconsistsintheabilityofaneuralnetworktocalculatefoodvaluefromasinglephoto. TheneuralnetworkwastrainedonalargedatasetImageNet, whichwasgeneratedfromrecipesitesandfoodvaluedatabasesofdifferentproducts.

Asaresult, thealgorithmcandeterminenotonlythecaloricvalueofadishandproteinandcarbohydratefatcontent, butalsoguesstheingredients.