A San Francisco-based company has developed a smart oven which can identify the food inside it and cook it better than a chef. The device is called the June Intelligent Oven and it comes at the pre-sale price of $1,495.
The oven, which has approximately the same dimensions as a microwave, is not provided with options such as “Bake” or “450F”, but instead it offers you the possibility to choose how you want your stake, from rare to well done. You can even set what center temperature you want the meat to have. A thermometer probe verifies the center temperature of the food and the camera incorporated in the roof allows you to check the progress of the cooking process.
Beside this, June has NVIDIA processors, a five-inch touch screen display and a digital scale. The camera inside it is a wide-angle HD one and in combination with intelligence algorithms detects the type of food which you introduced in the oven and how long it takes to cook it. For now the oven can recognize 15 types of common foods such as meat, bread and cookie dough but its knowledge will be extended in the future.
The oven comes with its own app which monitors the cooking process. You can set the app in order to receive alerts and notifications if the food is done or nearly done. You even have access to a live stream from the camera in case you are not at home while the food is cooking.
The team of researchers which contributed to the development of June is formed of 22 persons. Many of them are former Apple engineers or former employees at GoPro, FitBit and Nest. Matt Van Horn and Nikhil Bhogal collected that experience and combined it with their passion for cooking and so the oven resulted.
Before starting to work on June, both Van Horn and Bhogal worked at the social network app Path. Van Horn was the co-founder of Zimride, known as Lyft now and Bhogal was an Apple engineer who designed iPhone cameras.
What the two of them had in mind when they decided to create the June Intelligent Oven was the fact that in urban regions people may not have space for a full-size oven in their kitchen. Bhogal remarked:
“The concept of having built-in ovens is very U.S.-centric. We feel the trend will slowly move to high-performance countertop appliances, and this is where we see the future.”
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