As technology has advanced, it now plays a crucial role inside the home, not merely in handling daily life outside. To assist you in the kitchen, from chopping to storing food, there are numerous smart equipment and kitchen appliances on the market. One may now operate without using their hands, thanks to AI technology, and you have a new kitchen assistant that you can ask to play music or make calls with just your voice.
One such breakthrough that has recently made its way to India is TinyChef, voice-first culinary AI software pioneering in resonating with today's modern kitchen and co-founded by Asha and Bahubali Shete. It is a one-stop shop that offers voice-guided hands-free cooking, fully automatic meal planning, one-click grocery purchasing, and coordination with linked appliances.
According to Saakshi Jain, co-founder of Zelish, TinyChef was developed for the individual who has trouble working in the kitchen such as uncertainty over the daily meal plan, and grocery shopping," says the company. An 80-year-old woman who was interviewed about the challenges individuals face in the kitchen gave rise to the idea for this. The elderly woman suggested that just as GPS has made it easier to navigate uncharted territory, there might be an app or platform that might do the same for the enormous and challenging duties in the kitchen. That was the germ of the idea that eventually grew to transform AI-driven cooking.
We were curious about just how "hands-free" you could work in the kitchen. For the time being, robots won’t be taking over our lives on Earth, but this technology can be used to manage the ancillary jobs that add up to your total cooking time. Many people juggle numerous activities at once as the distinction between their personal and work lives becomes hazier. This leaves you with little free time, which makes everyday food planning and preparation a never-ending nightmare.
The use of technology, according to Jain, will be beneficial. Cooking quickly rose in popularity as the pandemic spread, with people all across the world starting to experiment with different cuisines and recipes on modern platforms. For this reason, a platform with AI-powered conversational intelligence is a welcome aid.
Jain clarifies. Thanks to the cutting-edge AI-powered planning and meal recommendation tool, which serves as your 24-hour personal assistant and nutritionist, you may enjoy tailored meal plans every week. Additionally, you can change it to accommodate your dietary requirements, palate, and culinary preferences. You can automate shopping orders based on your meal plans and recipes without having to browse products or visit the store, she says. To make the user experience as frictionless as possible, we want to add several micro-tasks, such as pantry ingredient alerts.
The ability to use technology is a skill that Gen-Zers and millennials may have acquired, but others may not. The AI-driven culinary cooking experience might not work given how simple it is to use and how accessible it is. Jain asserts the contrary. To ensure food safety, the majority of households prefer to cook rather than order takeout. As a result, we have users ranging in age from 21 to 55 and older. To share the command is all that is necessary. The applications have been designed to be highly intuitive with prompts and queries that answer the majority of difficulties, she continues, even if a person is a little inexperienced with new technology or voice-based instructions.
Cooking influenced by artificial intelligence is not yet a common practice in India, but it will be. AI-driven and powered cooking is available to assist you in navigating the kitchen, just like navigation on roadways does. The greatest is yet to come.