Vimal Daga, Founder of Linux World (P) Ltd, Arth School of Technology, IIEC (Indian Innovation and Entrepreneur Community)

In his quest to make India Future Ready, Vimal Daga, Technology Guru, believes that no technology can be as challenging or complex as the World suggests or presents to us.  He believes that It is merely a matter of knowing the right path and taking it forward as per one’s requirements”. The right way of thinking or the belief that “Yes, I Can Do It” can change things in a dramatic way for you. Beyond being a technologist, technology guru, start-up mentor, World record holder, and TEDx speaker, Vimal Daga possesses many talents, roles, and accomplishments. Besides being the founder of Linux World (P) Ltd, He also heads Arth School of Technology and IIEC (Indian Innovation & Entrepreneurs Community) through which he is making aspiring entrepreneurs realizing their startup dreams. these verticals are working towards achieving his motto of Making India Future Ready.

 

As the food industry transitions itself to an automated future, she is rapidly picking, packing, and creating food in a connected way. A combination of innovation and advancement has enabled the food industry to expand rapidly. It will be a boon for food producers and small businesses, but even households and kitchens will speed up as well in years to come. My opinion is both positive and futuristic about how Artificial Intelligence for Food and Beverages may be utilized? In my opinion, artificial intelligence would be a great success and have a positive influence in the future in the food and beverage industry if it is used effectively?

However, it is vital that the food and beverage industry is transforming and evolving at an accelerating rate. Technological progress has inextricably altered how the industry operates, including how food is delivered, packaged, and prepared. On the way, the industry has overcome many challenges towards automation and has managed to put some of these automated systems in place. Food manufacturers are looking for ways to improve productivity through automation, whether that be for processing or packaging food. Automation is different from artificial intelligence. Automation is a process flow that is predefined, while AI is a process flow that has a self-learning nature. Having already started off with food industries, I think the scope of computer vision in them is huge. Technologies like advanced sensing systems and robots, as well as artificial intelligence techniques, are working to revolutionize the food industry in a number of ways.

What are the food industry’s methods of sourcing synthetic assertiveness in India? At present and in the near future, I believe that India is moving in the right direction and all it needs is to speed up its pace and spirit. The tier 2 cities must harness technology as well and catch up with the metropolitan cities in the food sector. Metropolitan cities should also keep up with the international levels of technological advancement. 

In current times, the artificial intelligence and data sciences sectors are receiving substantial investments. Those we hear are reminiscent of Cambridge Analytica. The likes of Cognex have successfully made fortunes by specializing in computer vision. In India, there is a large number of food moguls who rely on technologies like these to enhance production efficiency. Our view is that initiatives like ‘Make in India’ will lead to the creation of more such companies, led by engineers, start-ups, and students of today, to pave the way for an intelligent future.

 Production, packaging, to tasting 

For a growing population around the world, technology makes it possible for food manufacturers to produce products more efficiently. Food safety and shelf life are largely tied to technology, and better use of machinery and software ensures inexpensive The food and beverage industry uses technology for testing, packaging, tasting, and many other purposes in order to assure quality and large-scale manufacturing of the goods. Technology such as this enables manufacturers to make large quantities with high quality. 

Maximizing productivity and quality 

Consequently, this equips the industry to always meet the demands of customers with timely products. Food manufacturers, with the aid of technology, are able to maintain quality, packaging, and customer needs while reducing the time before a product is available to the public Many machines are embedded with artificial intelligence to identify production faults, packaging problems, and so forth. Machines in the food industry guarantee quality and affordability as well. By utilizing machines, it reduces the costs associated with keeping food fresh and increases efficiency. The rise of robotics in the food industry is influenced by food tech. Robotics is becoming widely used in Europe, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, and Italy.

It all comes down to sustainability 

Additionally, food safety is another problem that is being addressed and tackled via technology, and it is also being reduced that excess food is used, which will contribute to eliminating world hunger and also solving the problem of food waste that afflicts the entire world. 

Furthermore, technology is also extending its benefits to preventing crops from getting damaged. GPS tracking is enabling agriculture to monitor crops, soil levels, and weather patterns with technology-driven precision. Data analysis can be used by farmers to diagnose the soil, view a field’s health, and track their progress. Drones play a large role in accomplishing this. By using drones, farms can identify and treat diseased and damaged crops without wasting a lot of time. It is imperative that food workers stay employed for the industry to succeed, although robots can make the process more efficient. A more automated environment can provide a faster environment and produce more goods faster than humans due to the high volumes of products and the demand for lower prices.

Pandemics gave rise to aggressive technology use 

Aside from its usefulness in Agriculture and food sector from packing and production, advances in technology in the time of pandemics have yielded their benefits in health practices, food safety, and more. As part of ensuring food safety and cleanliness, many startups have also been identifying and separating organic food from chemical-laden, pesticide-laced foods. From ethereal packaging to micro packaging to even technology that kills bacteria, technology is being used in packaging now in many different ways.

As stated earlier starting from the time of production till the product finally reaches its delivery station, sensors are used to keep a check on necessary standards, controlling temperatures, managing cold food chains, maximizing output, using technologies that helped the food sector in meeting the demands of the covid protocol also gave exposure to several new technologies.  these include avoiding human touch, use of smart equipment, new-age technologies, tech like automation streamline operations, saving time, wait time, human intervention, automate a business process, removing communication barriers, fast cooking. In times of pandemic, these technologies gain more utility, as businesses are forced to operate with a minimum of staff and maintain the highest levels of safety and hygiene for their employees and customers alike. Technologies like The automation models streamline operations within enterprises to decrease costs, increase productivity and minimize human interaction. 

The future of kitchens is cloud-based and intelligent 

Until the introduction of A1 in the food industry, food preparation was tedious and time-consuming, but nowadays it is more accurate and time-efficient, as well as hygienically superior. Smart kitchen appliances powered by artificial intelligence reduce your workload and make your life easier.  Brands can automate repetitive business processes or tasks that follow a predefined rule with automation. With the explosive growth in online food delivery portals like Swiggy, Zomato, UberEats, Ola Foods & more (Indian online food delivery portals), cloud kitchens, which do not have a dine-in option, are becoming more prevalent in India. 

Even if it has a dine-in option, it won’t be as big as a 2-4 seated restaurant since their main focus is to take incoming orders only. Also known by many other names, such as ghost kitchens, virtual kitchens, dark kitchens, and satellite kitchens, cloud kitchens are expected to grow exponentially in the time to come. 


Creating an environment of digital interaction

 Undeniably, the success of its performance during the pandemic spurred the rise in its future demands. Increasingly digital employees and digital transformation will be the next big advancement in automation. 

Through the synchronization of all communication resources in their digital environments, employees can eliminate communication obstacles boosting productivity, yet many businesses have reorganized their operations around mobile apps for ordering, delivery, and pickup, in addition to the use of contactless payments, outdoor dining, and reduced capacity in restaurants. 

The safety benefits that these changes provide are making their long-term business tactics.

To meet the demands of customers who are increasingly seeking safer alternatives to dining in or taking out, operators are embracing new and innovative systems and technologies. Additional policies and procedures have been revised to increase safety, such as temperature checks,  and new cleaning procedures. 

In addition to the recent changes, here are three new technological advances intended to save you time and resources: 

Digital Checklists

Operators should automate their paper checklists that keep track of daily tasks, be it scheduling tasks, enhancing store training materials be it an issue of sanitation or cleanliness. Other than the Digital checklist Automated Receiving can save a lot of time as receiving modules will allow companies to keep track of goods and supplies. And The task management application and receiving module feature to record health details, temperature levels can ensure that organizations take timely safety measures and boost the efficiency of restaurant operations.  

The current, “Industry 4.0” era is dominated by smart technologies like the Internet of Things, Cloud computing, cognitive computing, and artificial intelligence. Smart homes and cars are a few areas where IoT has already started to spread its wings. We won’t have to wait long to see smart technologies in our kitchens helping our mothers.

After a long workday at the office, you come home tired, exhausted, and starving. However, you are too tired and too exhausted to cook. As for ordering food online, you don’t want to do that either. You wished there was a robot who could help you with both cooking and organizing your kitchen. Essentially, Artificial Intelligence is set to change the scene for you, and innovative technology will make it a reality for Indian households. 

Human versus AI cooking 

I would also like to share how the food and hospitality industry is rapidly integrating artificial intelligence to make food tastier and enhance its flavor to enhance customer satisfaction, it is a question that might need to be considered too, but the more important question is how AI cooking performs when compared to human cooking when it comes to learning and implementing culinary skill. Our understanding of how humans apply knowledge is reflected in how they process knowledge. 

Chefs have always learned and gained knowledge of cooking after years of mastering the art of cooking. The practice of preparing food regularly ensured good taste and precision in its preparation. Nevertheless, his knowledge and database of recipes or ingredients is limited to regional cuisines, be you an Indian chef or a European one.

Nonetheless, robot chefs have no such limitation as they can be provided with precise directions to prepare a wide range of delicacies. 

The extension of benefits to housewives 

The question that many housewives are seeking is how can artificial intelligence assist them with house chores and cooking? How does it make these jobs easier and faster and Another question many would think of is if AI can understand taste preferences and provide food with better quality than humans can so that I feel that an improvised meal can be prepared using whatever ingredients are available using the technology we have. For years, the developers have collected data on aromas and flavors and fed it to the application’s neural network. The algorithms eventually find patterns that are intuitively pleasing to the user and are able to suggest palatable recipes. Taste preferences can be mapped with incredible precision using platforms. This means that processed food could be made to match specific, individual tastes rather than just appeal to the masses. So yes…It can.

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