AI and Food Poisoning Link

Finally, A.I. is doing some real work.

Computer science researchers from the University of Rochester have developed an app for health departments that uses natural language processing and artificial intelligence to identify food poisoning-related tweets, connect them to restaurants using geotagging and identify likely hot spots.

A secondary benefit is that you’ll also know exactly where a Chipotle is without opening Yelp or Foursquare. In all seriousness, I’d love to see either of those services adopt this sort of metric. It might provide a better metric than randos writing reviews.