Tuesday January 01, 2019

A.I. Powered Self-Checkout System Identifies the Food on Your Plate

Engineering students at Jiao Tong University in Shanghai have invented an artificial intelligence (A.I.) powered self-checkout system called AEYA-Go that scans and identifies the food on customer's plates. The A.I. accomplishes this task by distinguishing the unique color and pattern of various foods. Not only does the A.I. calculate the cost of the order from the identification scan; it also counts the amount of calories present in the food on the tray. The fast and efficient checkout system has been adopted at several universities and foreign investors have expressed interest in the technology.

A team at the Jiao Tong University in Shanghai has developed a self-checkout system at canteens, that will tell customers the cost of their food, but also the amount of calories in them. The AI-enhanced system is operational at several universities in Shanghai, and has attracted international investors.