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Healthify now powered by gen AI, partners with Swiggy to promote healthy food habits | Technology News

Healthify, previously known as Healthify Me, a health and wellness company on Tuesday announced a major update to the platform during the 9th Ignite conference in Bengaluru. The platform is now supercharged by generative AI capabilities. The company also revealed its new partnership with food delivery app Swiggy, allowing users to order food and groceries based on diet recommendations.

Alongside the new AI features, the updated Healthify app appears more streamlined, featuring new icons and an intuitive user experience that consolidates all AI-powered insights in one place. Currently boasting over 40 million users and nearly 2,50,000 paid subscribers, the platform has seen significant growth.

The revamped Healthify app introduces Ria 2.0, a multimodal, multilingual conversational AI coach powered by generative AI which can respond to texts and also understand voice commands. Healthify utilizes various large language models from companies such as OpenAI, Meta, AWS, and Google to fuel Ria 2.0. This updated version offers personalized health coaching based on relevant data such as calorie intake, activity level, sugar level, and more. This includes suggests diets based on location, calorie requirements, and more.

Healthify Snap Healthify Snap food recognition capability (Image credit: Vivek Umashankar/The Indian Express)

Snap, a nutrition tracking feature that can analyze photos of food and quickly identify nutritional content, has also undergone an update. The latest version is 40 per cent more accurate, capable of identifying over one million types of food with over 90 per cent accuracy. These new features will soon be available for both Android and iOS devices.

The company claims that its food detection algorithm surpasses some general-purpose generative AI models like ChatGPT 4 and Google Bard. According to Healthify, this achievement is attributed to fine-tuning the large language models (LLMs) using extensive data and context generated on the platform.

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Healthify has also partnered with Swiggy, enabling users to conveniently order food recommended by Ria with a simple tap starting December 15 in select markets like Bengaluru. In the future, users will also be able to order groceries required to prepare various diet meals suggested by the health coach.

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