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Predicting What You'll Want to Eat

A collaboration between Kraft and Intel has produced a machine that scans your face to predict what you might want to eat (or, more precisely, what it can sell you to eat). It’s a kiosk called the “Meal Planning Solution.” As Fast Company reports:

So, when he or she passes by the kiosk, the digital signage, equipped with a freaky sort of Anonymous Video Analytics technology, zooms in on his or her face and instantly determines gender and age group to guess what products might exert some allure (hopefully it won’t scan your second chin and suggest half a South Beach Living Fiber Fit Bar … nothing else). For somebody who looks like she might be a mom of school-age kids, it would presumably recommend Oscar Mayer wieners with a side of Mac ‘n’ Cheese. A twenty-something guy with bloodshot eyes might be directed to the Tombstone Pizza aisle.