Reducing food waste in the Agri-Food Supply Chain using Blockchain and AI

Every year we waste 1.3 billion tons of food worldwide, which means one-third of the total food produced is wasted or lost every year.

On the other hand, more than 800 million people around the world do not have access to proper nutritious food.

Also, food waste contributes to almost 10% of global carbon emissions, thus, food waste is both a social and environmental issue.

However, as we move towards a technologically advanced world, we can utilize cutting-edge technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, cloud computing and many more to reduce food waste in different phases of the agri-food supply chain.

In this talk, we introduce FoodSQRBlock and SmartNoshWaste - two blockchain-based multi-layered frameworks in the food supply chain utilizing cloud computing, QR code and reinforcement learning to reduce food waste.

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Sustainable Development
  • Waste Management
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Time

06 Dec 2022

7:00pm - 8:15pm

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Add to Calendar 12/06/2022 19:00 12/06/2022 20:15 Reducing food waste in the Agri-Food Supply Chain using Blockchain and AI Every year we waste 1.3 billion tons of food worldwide, which means one third of the total food produced is wasted or lost every year. On the other hand, more than 800 million people around the world do not have access to proper nutritious food. Also, food waste contributes to almost 10% of global carbon emissions, thus, food waste is both a social and environmental issue. We can utilize cutting edge technologies such as blockchain and AI to reduce this waste problem. Savoy Pl, London WC2R 0BL, UK

Organiser

Anglian Coastal Local Network

Speakers

Mr Somdip Dey

Mr Somdip Dey

Researcher - Essex University

Somdip Dey FRSA is an embedded machine learning scientist and entrepreneur fighting food waste. He is widely credited as the co-developer of the nosh app - an AI powered food management application that helps consumers to optimize food consumption and reduce food waste. He is the co-founder and CEO of Nosh Technologies, a leading deep tech company reducing food waste and hunger by leveraging technology. Dey is also a Lecturer of Computer Science at the University of Essex and a Professor of Practice at Woxsen University. He has been named a Life Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, an MIT Innovator Under 35 and a World IP Review Leader for his contributions in developing embedded machine learning technologies to improve sustainability of the society.

 

Programme

Online Presentation starts at 19:00 (please allow a few minutes to log in)

Q&A at approx 19:45

Event finishes at 20:15

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