Japanese AI app can tell how good your tuna sashimi is
When you eat tuna sashimi or sushi, there are some that are more expensive and others that are cheaper. This is due to the different grades of tuna, where high end restaurants generally tend to get the better / more premium cuts, and it usually takes an experienced buyer to be able to tell how good the quality is when making the cut. fish selection.
However, it seems that Japan wants to take some of the guesswork out of buying tuna, as a Japanese sushi restaurant chain recently turned to using a new app called Tuna Scope. Developed by Japanese advertising company Dentsu, it is a machine learning-based app that can tell the user the quality of the tuna they are buying.
The app learns by receiving thousands of images of the cross section of the tuna tail, where, depending on what it has learned, it will be able to tell the user about various characteristics of the fish they are buying, such as the luster of the flesh, the fat, and so on. These are things a more experienced buyer might know, but as we said, the app intends to help take some of the guesswork out of less experienced buyers and make it easier for them to spot a Top quality tuna, or at least a cut of tuna that suits their needs.
Some have expressed skepticism about the app, saying that while the visuals are one aspect of judging the quality of the fish, there are other nuances like the feel of the flesh that might be more difficult to assess.