The podcast you’re about to hear is the third of a series of shows recorded at the NYU Future Labs AI Summit last week in New York City. In this episode, you’ll hear from Bite.ai, a startup founded by Vinay Anantharaman and Michal Wolski, founders who met working at Clarifai, another NYU Future Labs alumni, whose CEO Matt Zeiler I interviewed on TWiML Talk #22. Bite is using convolutional neural networks and other machine learning to help computers understand and reason about food.
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Their product is the app Bitesnap, which provides users with detailed nutritional information about the food they’re about to eat using just a photo and a serving size. We dive into the details of their app and service, the machine learning models and pipeline that enable it, and how they plan to compete with other apps targeting dieters, and more!
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TWiML Online Meetup
The details of our next TWiML Online Meetup have been posted! On Tuesday, November 14th, at 3pm Pacific Time, we will be joined by Kevin Tee, who will be presenting his paper “Active Preference Learning for Personalized Portfolio Construction”. If you’re already registered for the meetup, you should have already received an invitation with all the details. If you still need to register for the meetup, head over to twimlai.com/meetup to do so. We hope to see you there!
About Vinay & Michal
Mentioned in the Interview
- Bitesnap Blog
- Download the Bitesnap App here!
- FutureLabs AI Summit Series Cohort 2
- Theano Python Library
- React Native
- CSV (Comma Seperated Values)
- USDA Food Composition Databases
- NYU Future of AI Summit
- NYU Nexus Labs Series Cohort 1
- TWiML Talk #20 – Kathryn Hume
- TWiML Talk #21 – Ruchir Puri
- TWiML Talk #22 – Matt Zeiler
- TWiML Events Page
- TWiML Meetup
- TWiML Newsletter