Whisk, a sensible food platform acquired by Samsung NEXT last year, today unveiled its advanced Food AI developed during a collaboration with nutritionists, food scientists, software engineers and grocery retailers from the U.S., U.K., Korea and Europe.
User preferences, intent and context to deliver personalized Whisk’s Food AI combines all these cooking experiences together. To tell the AI, users simply save a couple of their favourite recipes into Whisk’s recipe box and, if they want, share personal food preferences (e.g. likes, dietary restrictions, usual retailers) and their location. Users then receive personalized food recommendations supported their preferences, saved recipes and other context (e.g. local weather, seasonal goods).
The personalized cooking experience shown today at CES 2020 is delivered to life by the mixture of Food AI with the new Samsung Family Hub with the ViewInside camera, where AI-powered image recognition is employed to first understand what’s inside the fridge. Then, the fridge recommends a curated feed of recipes that incorporate the ingredients you have already got together with your preferences, desires and situational needs. The ViewInside feature helps users better utilize what is in their fridge.
Nick Holzherr, Head of Product said that the impact of this goes beyond the individual cooking experience to assist families make smarter food decisions. within the US a mean person wastes 238 pounds of food per annum that’s a staggering 21 percent of the food they buy. Wasted ingredients also cost the typical US household $1,800 per annum. When including the very fact that folks generally find yourself cooking an equivalent 7-9 dishes on repeat, people aren’t being inspired to seek out creative solutions to spend leftover ingredients, wasting food, time and money. Whisk’s Food AI takes the ingredients you’ve got and finds uses for them through an understanding of the sorts of recipes you enjoy, making your cooking experience simpler and smarter.
The results of Whisk’s Food AI are the collaboration of over 100 food data experts, nutritionists, data scientists and software engineers working together from Seoul, Birmingham UK, San Francisco, New York, St. Petersburg and Tel Aviv. In these collaborations, Whisk, Samsung NEXT and Samsung Research have brought key players together from across Samsung internally, also as from the food and science community in industry and academia.