According tomedia reports, the next time you order sushi at your favorite Japanese restaurant, you may want to thank the sushi chef in addition to AI technology. Recently, a popular Japanese conveyor-belt sushi chain, Sushi, is experimenting with an unusual menu dish– specialty sushi made with AI-analyzed fish.
Sushi uses an app developed by Dentsu, a Japanese advertising agency, called Tuna Scope. The app is known to use AI to analyze the tail cross-sections of tuna and other fish to determine the freshest and highest quality parts of the process to make sushi.
“Through deep learning, a large number of tail cross-sectional images, and quality assessment data performed by master craftsmen, we have successfully passed on this complex Japanese skill to the AI system,” says the Tuna Scope website. In this way, we can simultaneously and very accurately assess the quality of tuna from anywhere in the world. “
It is understood that Japan’s high-end sushi is usually made with old fish. A professional sushi chef wraps fish in cloth and stores it in a controlled environment such as a refrigerator for a specific period of time to get old. The fish’s protein eventually breaks down and produces a fresh taste.
Sushi has an internal processing center in the central kitchen, where the chef has complete control over the aging time of the fish, the humidity and water temperature when it is thawed, and the salt water concentration of the fish.
Thanks to the application of AI technology, sushi can provide quality old fish in tuna and yellow-tailed sushi, which is not common in conveyor-belt sushi chains.