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The meeting of artificial intelligence and health

 The meeting of artificial intelligence and health

Food technology is rapidly permeating our daily lives. From food cultivation to distribution, cooking and food intake, there is no stage that is not affected by artificial intelligence: Food Tech.

In the United States, it is so popular that famous entrepreneurs and stars such as Bill Gates and Leonardo DiCaprio invest in food technology companies. In fact, the popularity of artificial intelligence in the food field is a trend not only in the United States, but also in the global industry.

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The meeting of artificial intelligence and health

Artificial intelligence: Food history information

Food history is information from production to distribution of food, and it can be said that it is information needed to make food safe.

In the case of animal products, thanks to artificial intelligence (traceability information system), information from birth of livestock to slaughter, packaging and sale can be checked by searching for the number of animal product traceability on the web or mobile application.

Food history information is important information to quickly respond to health and safety issues by tracking history.

The meeting of artificial intelligence and health, AI Diet

Thus, modern society is entering a 1st hyper-connection that connects and stores everything that surrounds humans and life, such as behavior, objects, cognition and emotion, through a network.

The use of artificial intelligence, advanced ICT technology to solve problems in the health sector is called digital health.

Nutrigenomics is a new field that combines genomics, nutrition and medicine and studies the relationship between nutrients and genes of specific foods.

In a nutshell, nutritional genomics is sometimes defined as the development of foods from genes.

Here, genes are shared between individuals and there are some unique ones, which is why it is considered an important core technology for personalized diet and precise diet management.

In a recent article published in Cell, about 800 people ate the same food and then measured the amount of glucose in their blood, and the glucose measurement was measured differently for each individual.

This means that the degree of food metabolization varies according to the innate genetic and phenotypic characteristics of each individual.

The nutritional genomic information of foods processed by artificial intelligence can be used in personalized medical care and the food industry, such as health maintenance and disease prevention, by scientifically identifying the correlation between genes, phenotypes and nutritional components.

Epigenomics is the study of genetic technology in which the gene itself does not change, but a variable factor occurs in the gene expression process and affects the phenotype of the individual.

Identical twins have the same gene, but grow differently due to external environmental factors during growth, or atavism where the grandfather's overeating or starvation affects the disease of the grandchildren are typical examples.

Our traditional knowledge that there are foods suitable for each person is explained by nutritional genomics, and epigenomics provides evidence that our original constitution can change depending on the type of foods we eat and experience.

Thanks to artificial intelligence, this new method of life sciences provides a basis for analysis based on extremely personal data such as genes and lifestyles, opening a 1st in which personalized and precise food management is possible. .

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Artificial Intelligence: Food recommendation wearable bracelet made by DNA Nudge.

The way we consume food is also becoming “smart” with  the artificial intelligenec Food Tech. A typical example is a service that helps consumers buy foods that help them manage their health. British startup DNA Nudge sells wearable wristbands. The procedure involves first removing the cells from the mouth using a cotton swab and then putting them in an analysis device to analyze the DNA.

After about an hour and a half of scanning, you can check health-related numbers like body fat, salt levels, and obesity risk through the DNA Nudge app. After that, by wearing a DNA Nudge wearable wristband and recognizing the barcode of the food you want to buy, you can check whether it will benefit your health or not. A blue light is on if the food matches the user's physical condition, and a red light is on if the food does not fit well.

 Also, if the red light is on, you can check "why the food is not suitable" through the app. "We started selling wearable wristbands in the UK in November last year and got 2,000 customers in about two months," said DNA nudge engineer Jiayang Sun.