Transform Your Food Tech Industry with Artificial Intelligence Development Services October 6, 2020 | Blog

Transform Your Food Tech Industry with Artificial Intelligence Development Services

Artificial intelligence is everywhere, from smartphones to marketing to manufacturing. Take the case of food technologies. This is one area where artificial intelligence solutions find wide-ranging applications starting from agriculture and right down the chain to sales. It is a broad topic and the post would be long so we touch upon brief points to give you an inkling of all that is possible. You can source artificial intelligence development services to develop solutions for your specific niche.

 

AI in agriculture

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Food processors rely on agriculture to keep the supply-side flowing. Agriculture is affected by many variables such as market demand on the one hand and climate, soil conditions, disease detection & prevention, and ways to improve yields. While individual farmers may find AI implementations too expensive, it is up to the government and food processing industry to retain Artificial Intelligence Development Company for climate studies, soil studies, the timing of sowing and harvesting and movement to market to optimize yields, reduce chances of damage to crops and benefit farmers as well as food processors. The technology is complex and sophisticated, relying on sensors, computer vision, and algorithms to arrive at predictive capabilities.

Food processing

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Food processing is complex and involves many facets. It starts with the selection of produce, sorting, and grading and then processing followed by packaging and distribution. It takes time to incorporate automated artificial intelligence-powered solutions down the entire chain but you could start by engaging artificial intelligence development services to systematically upgrade operations.

  • Smart grading and picking of produce based on size, color, texture, shape, and freshness, using a range of technologies such as X-ray, near infra-red, laser, computer vision, and even hardness testers
  • Total process control over processing with the use of sensors, computer vision for high level of standardization from batch to batch
  • Visual inspection of workers and their hygiene practices such as the use of masks and gloves
  • Preventive maintenance and monitoring of food processing equipment as well as equipment cleaning to conserve resources
  • Adherence to strict food safety compliance standards

This is the production side. Which food products to manufacture is a decision you can take based on artificial intelligence-based market sentiment analysis.

AI for designer food

Food tastes keep changing ready to eat food makers need to be on top to anticipate trends. AI with machine learning and big data analysis is what keeps you ahead of the game by learning in advance what people like by way of food ingredients, tastes, and flavors. Introducing a new product is necessary and it can also be expensive considering the advertising and marketing efforts. AI helps at all points such as predicting if a mix of ingredients will taste good for knowing the expected demand to help with production planning.

Food production is a balancing act: you cannot produce too much which would result in waste and you cannot produce too little, which would mean your customers go elsewhere due to lack of availability. Availability leads to another avenue of food delivery, an area where the application of artificial intelligence yields rich dividends. This is especially beneficial for restaurants, take away services, and on-demand food delivery platforms to speed up delivery times and offer food combinations to suit customer preferences.

Food tech, AI and nutrition

There are hundreds of packaged snacks and foods that focus on taste. However, the trend these days is for people to seek food that is tasty as well as nutritious. Balancing the two is quite a feat but artificial intelligence makes it easy. AI can help pick plant based foods that improve health, immunity, digestion and brain function. At the same time, since such a mix is not always tasty, AI kicks in by recommending flavorings, texture and colors that would make such healthy food appealing too.

 

Reducing waste, reducing impact on environment

Food industries are resource hungry and may spew out pollutants. Food processing also results in wastage of ingredients. How do you address these concerns? Engage artificial intelligence development services and you will find it possible to manage ingredients with minimum wastage. AI can help you with process optimization to reduce effluents and, consequently, impact on environment. The United States Department of Agriculture finds that 30 to 40 percent of food is wasted in the chain. Reducing such waste can have impact on final price as well as help food tech reach out to marginalized sections with affordably priced range of food products.

Making life easier for restaurants

As love for eating out blossoms and restaurants mushroom all over the place they are faced with creating their unique palette of tastes. A chef, by himself, would face challenges but today, you have access to AI solutions such as IBM’s Watson that gives chefs access to database of flavors and ingredient ratios as well as style of cooking. Chefs can become quite creative and restaurants create their own niche in the process.

 

Engage Artificial Intelligence Development Company for your food tech, either in the production side or marketing and inventory side. You will save time, man-hours and reduce wastage besides being able to capture a larger market share.