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Food industry trends for 2021

By Jerome Smail

Key industry figures predict where the challenges and opportunities will be found in 2021.

Empiricai's new system can detect violations to social distancing rules and if employees aren't wearing PPE

AI system tracks COVID-19 in food factories

By James Ridler

Identifying COVID-19 symptoms and the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning were key topics in our exclusive interview with Salman Chaudhary, chief executive of AI systems developer Empiricai.

Mewies: 'As AI gets more advanced, it may begin to create new ideas. Who would own the intellectual property rights in new inventions created solely by AI?'

Opinion

Reaping the benefits of artificial intelligence

By Sally Mewies

New opportunities are emerging at an unprecedented rate to leverage artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning in order to optimise processes in food production and while the benefits are often very clear, there are legal bear traps for the unwary....

The new hub has £2m backing from the Welsh Government

Sustainable food packaging hub launches in Wales

By Michelle perrett

A sustainable food packaging hub is being established at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre Cymru (AMRC Cymru) in Broughton, Wales with a £2m financial investment from the Welsh Government.

Flavourfresh Salads has begun working with the North West pilot on technology adoption

Made Smarter gains traction as SMEs adopt digital tech

By Michelle Perrett

Four food manufacturers have secured support from the Made Smarter North West pilot, a scheme designed to help small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in north-west England benefit from the use of digital technology.

Fraunhofer Institute's new cleaning robot uses advanced sensors to reduce man hours in the factory

Robot cleaner for food factories developed

By James Ridler

Food safety, hygiene and cleaning in food factories has gained a boost in the form of a robot cleaner developed by Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV in Dresden.

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