The Coffee Association of Canada discusses the role of AI in coffee-quality assessment

By Victoria Vijayakumar

The Coffee Association of Canada (CAC) recently hosted its monthly webinar series, What’s Brewing, to discuss the role of artificial intelligence (AI) in coffee-quality assessment and the potential it holds for the industry’s future.

Moderated by CAC president Robert Carter, panellists included Mark Crowley, professor at the University of Waterloo and national secretary of the Canadian Artificial Intelligence Association, who has carried out extensive research in reinforcement learning, large-scale image-like processing, manifold learning and use of AI for scientific and experimental reasoning, and Felipe Ayerbe, co-founder and CEO at Demetria, a start-up working to digitalize taste. Demertia harnesses spectroscopy, AI and machine learning (ML) to revolutionize the coffee industry by facilitating data-driven decisions.

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