Let your fridge decide your dinner

Would you let your fridge decide what to cook for dinner?

The technology for this is not far away. At the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Samsung unveiled its advanced Whisk Food AI platform that was developed in collaboration with nutritionists, food scientists, software engineers and grocery retailers.

Whisk’s Food AI brings together user preferences, intent and context to deliver personalised cooking experiences.

To inform the AI, users simply save a few of their favourite recipes into Whisk’s recipe box and, if they wish, share personal food preferences (e.g. likes, dietary restrictions, usual retailers) and their location.

Users then receive personalised food recommendations based on their preferences, saved recipes and other context (e.g. local weather, seasonal goods).

At CES, Samsung demonstrated the personalised cooking experience, combining Whisk Food AI and the new Samsung Family Hub refrigerator with the ViewInside camera, where AI-powered image recognition is used to first understand what’s inside the fridge. Then, the fridge recommends a curated feed of recipes that incorporate the ingredients you already have with your preferences, desires and situational needs.

The ViewInside feature helps users better utilise what is in their fridge.

The impact of this goes beyond the individual cooking experience to help families make smarter food decisions.

“People generally end up cooking the same seven to nine dishes on repeat,” said Samsung’s Nick Holzherr.

“People are not being inspired to find creative solutions to use up leftover ingredients, wasting food, time and money.

“Whisk’s Food AI takes the ingredients you have and finds uses for them through an understanding of the kinds of recipes you enjoy, making your cooking experience simpler and smarter.”

Whisk’s Food AI is the result of collaboration with over 100 food data experts, nutritionists, data scientists and software engineers.

Last month, Whisk launched its first set of multi-platform apps to empower users with a faster way to plan and shop for meals by turning saved recipes into collaborative, smarter shopping lists.

Would you let your fridge decide what you should cook for dinner?

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