MSU researcher shows AI can be used for rapid pathogen detection in food sector
Jiyoon Yi, BAE assistant professor, has recently published research that shows that AI can be used for rapid detection of pathogens in agriculture water and liquid foods.
One in six people experience a foodborne illness each year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) estimates that foodborne illnesses cost the United States more than $15.6 billion each year. Research from Michigan State University (MSU) Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering (BAE) is using artificial intelligence (AI) to train a computer to detect pathogens timely to prevent foodborne illness.
To combat this issue, researchers at the Michigan State University Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering (BAE) are using artificial intelligence (AI) to train a computer to detect pathogens in a timely manner. By utilizing deep learning, the computer reads and improves image data that researchers generated in the lab, and learns what pathogens look like. This system can detect pathogens in water samples, ranging from simple liquid food to complex irrigation water used to grow fresh produce for consumers.
Jiyoon Yi, assistant professor at BAE, has published research demonstrating that the AI systems can successfully detect target pathogens in real-world samples by using laboratory data. This breakthrough in technology has the potential to revolutionize the food industry by identifying pathogens early on and preventing foodborne illness.
Deep learning can unveil hidden insights in complex biological data. said Yi This leads to aiding rapid pathogen detection and timely management of food safety.
Using artificial intelligence can increase safety in the food sector, which can reduce the number of people who contract foodborne illnesses. This, in turn, can make consumers feel safer while consuming food products and lead to cost savings. The benefits of using AI in the food industry are numerous, and it is a promising step towards improving food safety standards worldwide. By continuing to develop and implement new technologies like AI, we can work towards a future where foodborne illnesses are a thing of the past.