New app uses AI to grade tuna freshness

July 23, 2020

It’s called Tuna Scope

Tuna inspection is a dying art. But AI might just change this. Tuna Scope, a new app in Japan, uses artificial intelligence to grade the quality of cuts of tuna, mostly for sushi.

The app lasers in on the tuna’s tail, specifically, as an indicator of freshness. Of course, using AI technology means that its gradings will get more accurate the more tuna it scans. Fishmongers say that this is fine for chain restaurants, but high-end restaurants will always want the human touch.