What I'm doing now.
Last update: 25 January 2024 from Good Company Cafe, Scarborough, Brisbane
Launching Nutrify: The Food App 🍍
My brother Josh and I have built an app that allows you to take a photo of food and learn about it.
Nutrify's mission is simple: make learning about food fun.
For version 1.0, Nutrify can identify 420 different foods, each with a stunning custom designed icon and provide verified nutrition information for over 300 of these and we’ll be looking to rapidly expand this over time.
If you're familiar with Pokémon, you could consider Nutrify a Pokédex for food (a Nutridex!).
Or just as you use Shazam to identify a song, you can use Nutrify to identify and learn about food.
We soft launched the app in December last year (2023) to make sure it works in a production setting.
And so far, so good.
I'm working on an official launch video for YouTube detailing more.
For now, if you have an iPhone with iOS 16+ (our app uses newer versions of iOS to power machine learning and computer vision models), you can download Nutrify on the App Store and start taking photos of your own foods.
My brother and I's goals for 2024 are:
- Continue improving Nutrify's capabilities and expanding the food library (it's currently at 420 but we'd love it to be ~1000 by the end of the year).
- Figure out how to market to the app to get into the hands of others (this is where we're at now, it'll mostly be a f*ck around and find out approach since we've never done something like this before, you can get updates via @nutrifyfoodapp on Instagram and TikTok).
If you've got any further questions, feel free to reach out to [email protected].
Updating my machine learning courses for 2024
A lot has happened in the world of machine learning and AI over the past year.
Perhaps I should rebrand my machine learning courses to AI courses.
But with as much that has changed, the fundamentals are still the same:
- Python is still the most used programming language of AI.
- Most AI workflows build off of fundamental machine learning and data science workflows.
These are exactly what my courses teach.
They're for beginners who have no programming experience but want to dive into the world of data science, machine learning and subsequently AI.
Over the past few months, I've been going through all the materials across each and updating them to work throughout 2024.
You can find links to all the latest versions on my teaching page.