How does Food ID work?

by Dorie Shapiro

The June Intelligent Oven uses the camera, sensors, and a computer to recognize commonly cooked foods. When we select a food for recognition, our June Test Kitchen does a variety of testing of that particular food item at different times and temperatures. Once we are satisfied that the food can be cooked perfectly using the settings we've tested, June starts learning and gathering pictures of that food while it's being cooked. Eventually there are enough photos to create a database of photos, and when that food is placed inside June, that image is uploaded, matched to a photo in the database, and then suggested by June using Food ID.