According to a post by Food Republic, Google is creating technology that estimates calories of foods found in images…

“Thanks to the power of artificial intelligence, the Internet and the future, you’ll soon be able to Google how many calories are in that brunch you just took down…simply by taking a photo. That Instagram of yours just got a whole lot more interesting.

Google is working on a technology, called Im2Calories, that will estimate the number of calories in a photo by assessing the size of each food iteam. The proposed program isn’t quite foolproof just yet. It’s possible, for example, that Im2Calories could mistaken a fried egg for a poached egg. There is room for users to correct the calorie-counting app, however, according to Google research scientist Kevin P. Murphy, who spoke at last week’s Rework Deep Learning Summit in Boston.”

[Via Food Republic]