The Chinese government is employing artificial intelligence to evaluate food during the production process to evaluate authenticity and consistency with standards

In China, a government program is using AI-powered robots to see, smell and taste-test food, looking to certify its authenticity and quality. In a report from The Star online, China's National Light Industry Council is using the AI robots equipped with electronic and optical sensors and certain neural algorithms.

These high-tech machines are able to detect if dishes are truly authentic and consistent with standards. With their combination of sensory elements, the robots are reported to approximate human accuracy at 90%, capable of checking the food in a detailed and discriminating way.

Even with this incredibly sophisticated technology, there are still the detractors, such as the Chinese Cuisine Association, which notes how the distinct and refined nature of Chinese cuisine can only truly be disclosed by humans. Still, AI-powered technology is at the forefront of the culture, with the Shaoxing Province of China having used cameras and AI to monitor sanitary conditions in restaurants and help police food practices.


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In China, a government program is using AI-powered robots to see, smell and taste-test food, looking to certify its authenticity and quality. In a report from The Star online, China's National Light Industry Council is using the AI robots equipped with electronic and optical sensors and certain neural algorithms.

These high-tech machines are able to detect if dishes are truly authentic and consistent with standards. With their combination of sensory elements, the robots are reported to approximate human accuracy at 90%, capable of checking the food in a detailed and discriminating way.