How AI is reshaping the food processing business ?


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How AI is reshaping the food processing business

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a branch of computer science which mainly deals in creating machines that are developed in such a way that it acts like a human being. John McCarthy is considered the father of Artificial Intelligence (AI). He has defined Artificial Intelligence (AI) as “The science and engineering of making intelligent machines, especially intelligent computer programs”.

There is no denying the fact that our future economy depends on Artificial Intelligence (AI). You can now find the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in almost all sectors that includes automobile sectors, education, Health care sector, etc. Now AI has put its massive impact in the food industries as well.

It is seen that the food processing industry has started to leverage the Artificial Intelligence (AI) for enhancing various offerings, optimizing the operations as well as delivering better customer experience. The AI AR app developers also played a great role in leveraging the Artificial Intelligence (AI).

The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has undoubtedly a great impact on the food processing industry directly or indirectly. Artificial Intelligence (AI) helps the farmer to forecast the weather as well as helps the transportation companies to reduce the shipping cost.

The app development company has also realized the power of AI and the impact that it can have on the food processing industry. As such they try to come up with various new app which can help the food processing industry in many ways. The following are some essential categories on which Artificial Intelligence (AI) has put is impact are:

Storing product and packages:

The main challenge of the food processing industry is its feedstock which is never found to be uniform. It is seen that the storage of food product is mainly dome with the help of manual labour. But with the help of Artificial Intelligence (AI) this process of sorting can be automated. This can ultimately reduce the labour cost, increase the speed as well as improve yields.

A renowned Japanese food processing company, Kewpie Corporation, use AI enabled TensorFlow machine learning which has the capacity to detect various anomalies in food. Kewpie Corporation said that they would further increase the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the near future which will certainly help in maintaining strict safety standard.

Food safety compliance:

Artificial Intelligence (AI) enabled technology is now being used in many restaurants. Nowadays in many municipal health agencies, various kind of facial and object recognition is used. In the kitchen of many restaurants, AI enables the camera is used. With the help of this, the owner of the restaurant can make sure that the chef wears masks for protecting hair fall on the food.

The hair fall can contaminate the food item which can make the eater ill. Thus, with the help of Artificial Intelligence (AI) enabled camera you can nowadays provide safety regulations. Apart from these, the installation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) enabled the camera in the kitchen of a restaurant also helps in catching any kind of violation and it can be rectified in real time.

Thus, there is no denying the fact that Artificial Intelligence (AI) can play a great role in food safety compliance. Many large food corporations have already realized the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and started to implement. As per research, it is found AI technology is currently used in around 200 restaurants, and this figure is expected to increase to 2000 in the near future.

Maintaining cleanliness:

Maintaining cleanliness is utmost essential in the food processing industry. But now artificial intelligent sensors system is developed with the help of which it becomes possible to maintain cleanliness. With the help of AI enabled technologies it becomes possible to reduce the amount of time required to clean the equipment. With this, you will be able to save money that you usually spend on water, energy and time. Apart from that, it is also found that cleaning time is reduced by 50 percent.

Thus, this technology can enable less downtime and enhanced productivity. The automated cleaning method uses ultrasonic sensing and optical fluorescence imaging with the help of which the amount of microbial debris present in the food item will be determined.

Development of product:

Food processing is the sector where a variety of options is offered for all flavour, species as well as ingredients. Recently, it is seen that Coco-Cola, one of the largest soft drink company installed an AI-enabled technology in their plant. With the help of this AI technology, the customer can customize their soft drink.

This AI technology is basically a self-service machine which allows the customer to create a variety of customized drink by adding different types of flavours in the base drink. In the coming years, it will also become possible to come up with new products as well as flavour.

Effective decision:

AI enabled technology also helps the customer to decide what they have to do for capturing the market. The Kellogg Company launched an AI-enabled technology in 2017 which is powered by IBM. It helps the customer to decide which granola should be chosen from 50 ingredients for making a particular customized product. With the help of this AI enabled technology it becomes possible to determine if the chosen ingredient will taste good or not.

Apart from that, this AI enabled technology also helps in making a good suggestion for choosing granola. Thus, with AI technology it becomes easy for the food processing industry to forecast whether the product that they decide to launch will work or not.

The suggestion that these AI enabled technology will provide will certainly help the food processing company to take the appropriate step. Thus, AI plays a great role in customizing the product and helps the company to take a good decision.

Thus, it can be concluded that in the coming years AI enabled technology will certainly reshape the food processing business. In the coming days, AI technology will be used more and more by the food processing industry for improving food production.

With human effort, it is only possible to make any food production at a reasonable speed. But AI technology enables to produce more and more product very quickly. It can improve feedstock sorting as well as increase efficiencies and safety. All the major players of the food processing industry started to believe that AI can put a substantial impact on this industry.

As such more and more players are coming forward to use AI enabled technology for increasing its productivity, customer satisfaction, and revenue. Thus in the coming years, there will be a great use of AI enabled technology in the food processing industry.

Hemendra Singh
Mr. Hemendra Singh, Managing Director, also the co-founder of The NineHertz is a visionary leader who oversees the corporate direction and successful growth of the Company and its employees, alike. With a career spanning nearly 10 years and a degree in Information Technology, Hemendra is the epitome of the new-age entrepreneurship in the emerging Digital India, who has catapulted The NineHertz to be counted among one of the foremost IT Companies in India.