IN 30: Roundup of AI Articles

By CFIN Newsdesk posted 12-18-2023 08:00


Sometimes, all it takes is 30 minutes to learn the ins and outs of new food technologies and trends that are transforming the food and beverage industry. In this series, we dig into a food innovation topic and link you to content and resources so you can become a master on the topic in 30 minutes (or less!). 


Artificial Intelligence (AI) is affecting all aspects of the Canadian food and beverage industry. This week we’re recapping the original content posted on YODL on the topic in 2023. 


In the series AI + Food we looked at Canadian food, beverage and foodtech companies using AI to solve a wide variety of challenges. In this installment we highlight London, ON-based A&L Canada Laboratories, which offers soil, plant tissue, feed, fertilizer and water analysis for the agriculture, environmental, food and pharma (cannabis) industries.  


Saskatoon, SK-based BetterCart Analytics offers real-time, hyper-local price analytics and competitive intelligence to independent grocers, CPG manufacturers, and food and beverage processors. 


Canvass Analytics Inc. is an industrial AI software developer based in Toronto, ON. 


Oakville, ON-based Gastronomous Technologies creates smart commercial kitchens using automation, interconnected robotics and software to solve foodservice challenges. 


Moosehead Breweries, Canada’s oldest independent beer company, sells a wide range of brands throughout Canada and the U.S., and in 15 countries worldwide. 


Putnam, ON-based Mycionics has developed a fully automated mushroom harvesting system using novel advanced robotics and automation. 


Mississauga, ON-based Savormetrics offers real-time biophysical and biochemical quality analysis through FoodSafe Analyzers, a fully integrated food quality analysis tool. 


Vancouver, BC-based ThisFish Inc. provides TallyVision, an AI solution for seafood traceability and production workflows designed to boost business efficiency, transparency and compliance in seafood supply chains. 


Unilever is a multinational consumer packaged goods company that uses AI for a variety of reasons. 


Quebec City, QC-based xpertSea uses data and technology to bring trust, transparency and productivity to aquaculture, and incentivize sustainable production.  


A new global study by the IBM Institute for Business Value, Augmented work for an automated, AI-driven world, reveals that advancements in artificial intelligence are upending traditional business models and transforming the workplace. 


Revelstoke, BC-based Cronometer Software Inc. received funding from CFIN for a project titled AI Food Suggestions.  


AI is an integral part of Industry 4.0, and is the basis of a wide range of software systems and products food businesses are already using in different applications. 


ChatGPT is an open access chatbot (a computer program designed to interact with customers online to simulate conversation) developed by OpenAI and launched in November 2022. It uses data, artificial intelligence and natural language processing to enable users to ask questions and produce content.  


Artificial intelligence is emerging as a promising technology that can help the food industry meet its goals. 


In food and beverage there will be many opportunities to use this technology.  


The use of machine learning in the food and beverage industry. 


This one in a series of articles highlighting what CFIN staff are reading, listening to, watching, and posting. Here’s CFIN’s Chief Technology Officer Nestor Gomez.  


This time we’re checking in with CFIN’s IT Lead Support, Rajiv Ramalingam.  




If you’ve got more than 30 minutes, these are for you: 


CFIN’s Chief Technology Officer Nestor Gomez recently sat down with Russ Erickson, vice president of Investment and Partnerships at the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (AMII) to discuss how innovative businesses are using artificial intelligence to optimize and scale their endeavors. 


Isabelle Marquis parle avec Michel Dubois, Directeur principal, Activation IA, centre du recherche Mila, sur l’intelligence artificielle et ses applications et  potentiel pour l’industrie alimentaire. 








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