Samsung Electronics is releasing a food and recipe app powered by AI that makes 160,000 recipes easily accessible to users, the company announced on Wednesday. The app, called Food, is based on a previous acquisition of the food database Whisk, which Samsung acquired in 2019.
Available in eight languages, Food will be released in 104 countries to allow users to control their cooking devices, create meal plans tailored to their needs, and suggest new recipes. Food will also implement Vision AI technology from 2024, which will also recognize nutritional information by simply taking a picture of a meal and recommend recipes that the user can prepare with the ingredients they have, Samsung said in a news release.
Vision AI trains computers to use machine learning (ML) to use information from digital images and videos and make recommendations based on the information obtained.
“The food we enjoy and the way we prepare it are central to our daily lives, and we all love to cook and eat together,” Samsung Food uses advanced AI capabilities to connect digital devices and mobile devices to the Samsung ecosystem and help users from shopping list to dinner plate. by providing a highly personalized, holistic food experience that users can control directly from the palms of their hands,” said Chenwoo Park, Executive Vice President and Head of Service Biz Group of Digital Appliances Business. Samsung Electronics said in this news.
Samsung’s press release offers a download link for Food on iOS, Android and Samsung Family Hub smart devices, though the link redirects to the Whisk app that serves as the building block for Food. Samsung did not immediately respond to Gizmodo’s request for additional information.
Whisk’s extensive database provided the food app with suggested meals based on the user’s tastes and food season. Samsung’s software and services innovation hub, Samsung Next, landed on the Whisk Food platform as it sought to enter the food industry following the creation of Samsung smart appliances. The new app allowed users to connect their devices to the app, but now the company is taking it a step further.
The AI function of the food app creates recommendations for users based on their dietary preferences and the type of food they like. The company says it will roll out additional features in the coming months and plans to integrate them into the Samsung Health platform to provide users with better nutrition logging and diet management.