At its annual technology conference yesterday, Baidu announced the launch of “smart chopsticks” (called Kuaisou in Chinese) that the company claims can detect contamination in food, media reports said.
“The conceptual product ‘smart chopsticks’ we mentioned in April has come into production. The product can detect oils and the origin of food, which is a new way to sense the world,” Baidu CEO Robin Li said at the conference.
The Wall Street Journal has more:
According to Baidu, the product measure the freshness of cooking oil. The chopsticks also will be able to measure PH levels and temperature and calories.
A price tag for the chopsticks hasn’t yet been announced, and the company said the product isn’t yet ready for mass production.
Watch a video to see how the product works:
By Lucy Liu
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[Video via Qiyi]