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Baidu developing smart chopsticks, able to tell if food is safe

Chinese search company Baidu is expanding its product offerings, recently introducing consumers to a pair of smart chopsticks
By: Michael Hatamoto | Health Technology News | Posted: Sep 5, 2014 11:31 am

Chinese search giant Baidu is developing smart chopsticks that will be able to assist consumers to better protect them from food poisoning and tainted water. Dubbed the Baidu Kuaisou, the chopsticks can connect to a smartphone or PC wirelessly, and the app notifies diners whether the food is safe to consume.




Baidu Kuaisou isn't ready for mass production quite yet, but should prove to be easy to use for customers - a light on the chopsticks display a blue or green color depending if food is safe or not.


"In the future, via Baidu Kuaisou, you'll be able to know the origin of oil and water and other foods - whether they've gone bad and what sort of nutrition they complain," said Robin Li, Baidu CEO, during a recent speech.


Similar to Google and other major tech companies, Baidu is trying to diversify and expand its product offerings to consumers. It might be a colossal flop, but shows that Baidu is continually evolving and wants to diversify its offering to consumers.


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