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18 January 2018

Fast Feed: The Whole Picture – Food-Recognition Technology

In an increasingly crowded market, digital PAs – the likes of Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, Microsoft’s Cortana and Google’s Assistant – are evolving even further. In an attempt to stand out, Samsung is exploring a food-tech concept we’ve been watching for a while (see our 2018 Trends report): photo-based calorie-counting. At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, the company… Read more »

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Fast Feed: Imperfect Food Gets Flashy

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