AI Report

Number of Canadians who don’t trust food companies with AI is almost double that of Canadians who do

HALIFAX, NS. (May 25, 2023) – In recent years, the rapid advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies has significantly transformed various industries, and the food industry is no exception. AI's emergence in the retail and service sectors has brought forth a plethora of opportunities and challenges. As AI algorithms become increasingly sophisticated, they offer food companies the ability to gain valuable insights into consumer behaviour, predict preferences, and even anticipate changes in dietary choices. This research report aims to delve into the perceptions of Canadian consumers regarding the utilization of predictive analytics and AI within the food industry, shedding light on their attitudes towards predicting behaviour, brand choices, and shifts in dietary preferences.

Dr. Sylvain Charlebois, Director Agri-Food Analytics Lab,
Dalhousie University

Janet Music, Research Program Coordinator
Agri-Food Analytics Lab,
Dalhousie University

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