It is very convenient and reminds us to save food and eat healthily, said Wang Kai, professor at the university. "The new technology has also improved the efficiency of dining."
Going cardless is a trend in the Internet era. We hope the new technology can make a more pleasant campus life, said Li Liangliang at the university’s food service center. "The flavor of the food and the nutrition are equally important," Li said.
The system was jointly developed by the center and the school of public health at the university. The service is currently only available at noon for students and employees at the university.
The new system weighs food accurately and can help remind people to treasure food and reduce waste, said Xia Xuemin, a researcher with the Public Policy Research Institute of Zhejiang University.
Technology is reshaping life in China, with facial recognition, artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) especially popular.
AI has been deeply integrated with manufacturing, AR/VR are applied in anti-drug education and rehabilitation training, while facial recognition technology has been used for entrance security systems, cash withdrawals, hotel reservations and even marriage registration, making life more convenient and comfortable.