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AI can now sniff out tainted food on Amazon reviews…before you eat it

08/13/2019 3:24 pm ET
AI can now sniff out tainted food on Amazon reviews…before you eat it

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It can take the FDA months to issue a recall on tainted food. But researchers have now trained machines to read Amazon reviews for hints on products that need to be recalled.

The new system of AI-taught algorithms counts heavily on two things: the trend of buying food online and the fact people love to rewrite reviews of products they purchase online.

These “bread crumbs” can then help the FDA sniff out dangerous products in a much earlier stage than if they had to go through the complete FDA process.

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