AI + Nutrition
Modernization of the global food supply chain is happening through the application of AI, robotics, biotech, and data analysis. In order to meet the demands of a rapidly changing planet, we believe a focus on this technology application space as a key economic cluster is an imperative.
Co-Chair: Dr. Jan Willem van Klinken, Brightseed
Co-Chair: Dr. Andrea Hsieh, Nestlé
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Elena Naumova, Friedman School of Nutrition, Tufts
As AI becomes more pervasive in our everyday lives, there arises the need to examine the role of artificial intelligence in creating/normalizing a nutrition-centered food system. This group explores questions around how AI can be leveraged to further this goal, as well as the risks and opportunities that AI presents. Sub-topics include establishing a standard of care with AI data and beginning to examine how this could be defined and eventually operationalized. The group works with Tufts students in developing AI strategies for a healthy food system.