Artificial intelligence is one technological phenomenon that is taking over each industry, one after another. As a result of this, trending in the latest ai-tech news is the project “e-tongue” or a chemical detection system named Hypertaste developed by IBM. This is one of the most recent developments made by the technology giant.

IBM Hypertaste is presented as an alternative to the approach of sending liquids to a lab for determining the liquid components. This system is making it possible to see the composition of a liquid in a single minute on a smartphone thus saving a lot of time and effort. Read the article to know more about this development.

Hypertaste- The AI-Assisted “E-Tongue”

The process of differentiating between various food items and beverages is a difficult task to conduct for humans. But this is not the case with taste test machines. IBM Hypertaste makes it easy to check chemicals with the help of multiple miniature sensors. Each of the sensor present consists of a pair of electrodes coated with special, chemically sensitive polymer coatings. Once these sensors come in contact with specific compounds they produce an electric signal.

Hypertaste is ideal for conditions when detailed chemical analysis needs to be conducted. This system is useful when it is not feasible to send samples to labs each time for testing. Evaluating the water quality of rivers is one application IBM envisions from the system. Finding low-quality perishable items and goods that are shipped to grocery chains need to be detected.

How is Hypertaste Adding Value

Hypertaste is one portable device that is capable of fast fingerprinting of various types of liquids that are complex in nature. Food and beverages and environmental monitoring to the pharmaceutical, healthcare sectors and industrial supply chains are some of the industries and services that would benefit from this device.

Hypertaste makes it difficult for wrong-doers to access the sensor training paraments providing the key to interpreting the chemical fingerprints as the identification does not rely on a single substance. Officials at IBM stated that they are confident about the fact that through all the refinements coming the way, the use of portable and especially AI-assisted chemical sensors will definitely meet the needs of many industries especially when it comes to mobile and fast fingerprinting of complex liquids.

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IBM Hypertaste has become quite a popular device in the e-tasting domain. It is a device that is a spectrum of many possibilities which will lead to a lot more imagination. Along with IBM, the Chinese government is also on the process where it uses AI-powered robots to see, smell and taste food to ensure quality and authenticity. Washington State University also developed an e-tongue for durable spiciness testing as a part of the trend.

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