Artificial Intelligence for food and health

Artificial intelligence (AI) refers to the ability of computers to emulate human cognitive functions such as learning and problem-solving. While commonly associated with things like the virtual assistant in our phones, AI has reached the realm of food. Authored by the Innovation Institute for Food and Health, the AI Institute for Next Generation Food Systems (AIFS), and the Periodic Table of Food Initiative (PTFI), this report delves into AI’s transformative impact on deciphering the intricate interplay between food and health. From farm to table, AI is reshaping food systems across various domains including precision agriculture, ‘foodomics’, personalized nutrition as well as food safety, quality, and security. In this context, AI promises to expedite our understanding of food and pave the way for enhanced human and planetary health.

Artificial intelligence for food and health

While the field of AI’s application is virtually limitless, its impact in agriculture, food, and health science holds the potential to bridge knowledge gaps and revolutionize the way we grow, manufacture, and consume food to deliver sustainable, nutritionally balanced, equitable, and health-enhancing food for all. AI tools present an opportunity to refine agricultural practices and enhance the discovery of functional ingredients, ultimately contributing to the development of food products that are not only healthier and more nutritious but also personalized and support the wellbeing of the planet in a changing climate…

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