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Sushi meets AI: Japanese inventor's app scopes out choice tuna cuts

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By Tim Kelly

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Tsuna not exactly on a path to sustainable fishing this app might not help.

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The highest quality fish - which can each weigh around 300 kilograms - have sold for more than $3 million in past tuna auctions.

I wish they would stop quoting these ridiculous values for the Tuna. Those multi-million dollar purchase prices are purely down to a couple of sushi shops competing to pay the largest amount at the New Years auctions for marketing/PR purposes. On a normal day that same fish would have gone for about $60,000

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-46767370

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Organization for the Promotion of Responsible Tuna Fisheries

Seeing our aggressive consumer marketing of endangered (Atlantic) and vulnerable (Pacific) bluefin here, perhaps the above industry body - which includes wholesalers and retailers - should read as:

「Organization for the Promotion of Tuna Fisheries」

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AI....Advanced Intelligence, not artificial intelligence, something that is far too often misused here and throughout Japan.

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Tuna not exactly on a path to sustainable fishing this app might not help.

However, there are tuna farms, and they are sustainable. The tuna raised in farms is actually more expensive than "wild", because of the high costs and risks in raising them, but as long as Japanese and the world wants tuna, people will pay the price.

Not to mention that the average consumer is not going to know the difference in taste anyway.

People comment that they "love" the fatty tuna, "otoro", even if has been sitting around for a few days in the refrigerator, and anyone that tells you it tastes great is lying through their teeth, as all it tastes like if fishy-flavored butter! Point is people "decide" here what tastes good by price and not by actual quality nor flavor.

Case in point Beaujolais nouveau.....

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First world problem...

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Does it measure mercury and radiation levels in an app rating?

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let's see, mercury, radiation, and don't forget the plastic beads you're eating

This is all bioaccumulative, so it'll need to keep track and tell you when eating tuna is over forever. Probably a countdown. But that's crazy

Or you could have some sweet potatoes.

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