Frequent Instafood聽contributors + food stylists alike, you may or may not like this latest tech聽news. Google recently revealed聽its plans for an app that will count the calories in all of those delicious Instagram shots. Yep, that snap of your Olive Garden breadstick sandwich(es)聽is about to come with some numbers attached to it.

google instagram calorie counter

According to聽Popular Science, at the Rework Deep Learning Summit in Boston, Google revealed a project that analyzes food photos 鈥 from high resolution shots to grainy ones 鈥 and then estimates how many calories are hanging out on that plate. If we counted cals, we鈥檇 be in trouble right about now.

The app is reportedly called Im2Calories, and it will use deep learning algorithms to provide聽an estimated calorie number for all that food porn. While there is no official word on when the analyzer/judger will be available for smartphones, Google has filed a patent application, so we can at least hope聽to see it sometime in the near future.

google instagram calorie counter

While the idea of a calorie counter for our Instagram shots isn鈥檛 number one on our dream filter list聽鈥 we can鈥檛 help but share all of our #sweetsnaps聽鈥 it could wind up being a good thing for researchers and docs looking for a food diary from their patients. Google research scientist Kevin Murphy, who presented Im2Calories, stated, 鈥淭o me, it鈥檚 obvious that people really want this and this is really useful. OK, fine. Maybe we get the calories off by 20%. It doesn鈥檛 matter. We鈥檙e going to average over a week or a month or a year. And now聽we can start to potentially join information from multiple people and start to do population level statistics. I have colleagues in epidemiology and public health, and they really want this stuff.鈥 Well, let鈥檚 just hope when it gets it wrong it鈥檚 not overestimating those calories.

google instagram calorie counter

However you look at Im2Calories 鈥 terrified, excited, skeptical 鈥 it obviously isn鈥檛 the first calorie counter, just the first to analyze photography. Others like聽SmartPlate and Vessyl鈥檚 Smart Cup聽are also providing foodies聽info on a more balanced meal.聽Looks like calorie counting is the new trend taking over tech.

What are your thoughts on Google counting the calories from your Instagram food shots? Let us know in the comments.

(h/t Mashable)