Smart food and artificial intelligence

Smart food and artificial intelligence

16th January 2017
Technologist explores the role of science in food and the challenges of artificial intelligence.

Fad diets, often baseless, appeal to an increasing number of people. Technologist deconstructs these trends and presents the latest scientific developments that will actually define the food of the future, like methods to feed 10 billion people in 2050 or edible packaging or analysis tools like organs-on-a-chip. 

This edition also includes a feature on the challenges of artificial intelligence. Elon Musk warned the world two years ago that AI could be more dangerous than nuclear weapons. Others believe it can transform the world of medicine and diagnostics. Technologist weighs the pros and cons.

Technologist publishes every three months. It is available in newsstands in more than 20 countries and by subscription for 42€ for eight issues (http://www.technologist.eu/subs). Swiss newsstands carry versions in German and French. An English version is distributed internationally.