[BCAB] AI apps for recognising food shopping

Richard Godfrey-McKay lists.godfrey-mckay at virginmedia.com
Tue Nov 21 15:23:25 GMT 2017


Paul, I've found no probs with M&S North of the boarder!

Richard
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From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Paul Porter
Sent: 21 November 2017 12:24
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Subject: Re: [BCAB] AI apps for recognising food shopping

Seeing AI is great but it doesn't seem to recognise own brands barcodes such as Marks and spencer, waitrose etc. I suppose it depends on which store databases it has access to.

I tried out barcode recognition on a new £10 and the barcode described the design and the name of the designer.

Perhaps we can lobby the stores to give access to their databases for such apps.

Quick text is also great.

Paul


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From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Richard Godfrey-McKay
Sent: 21 November 2017 12:17
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Subject: Re: [BCAB] AI apps for recognising food shopping

Graham, 

I've been very pleasantly surprised at the barcode recognition of seeing AI.

It's certainly been far more reliable than DigitEyes which I also have.

The really nice thing I've found is that it seems to have access to the databases of UK stores - which other apps haven't had.

One question point is that I found it worked much better in good lighting conditions.  
Richard
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From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Graham Page
Sent: 21 November 2017 12:15
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Subject: [BCAB] AI apps for recognising food shopping

Hi all.

 

I've been playing with a number of these AI Apps for the purpose of recognising similar food packages in the fridge.  I might have a stack of 4 ready meals but which is which?  I might have a number of packets of crisps but what flavour are they?  I tried Envision, Vocaleyes, Seeing Ai Tap Tap See and Identifi.

 

I must say that when it came down to recognising products, I still found Identifi and Tap Tap See the most reliable products for giving me an accurate identification of the products even though both took quite a long time.  I found Seeing Ai to be quite good for reading text but I couldn't get bar code recognition to work.  I found in general that VocalEyes wasn't specific enough and Envision Ai was less good still.  I found text recognition in Seeing Ai to be the best of the free offerings.  It was better than Text Grabber for example but it wasn't as accurate as KNFB Reader.  I would be interested to know what others have found good for food recognition and has anyone else in the Uk got bar code scanning to work properly in the products channel?

 

Regards

 

Graham

 

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