Health and fitness startup, HealthifyMe today unveiled the conversational Artificial Intelligence (AI) enabled nutritionist 'Ria'. The advanced AI coach will be launched in the coming months in Beta format. The company believes that it will transform the way people manage their nutrition and fitness plans. Ria was launched at HealthifyMe's annual event 'Ignite', where the company announced that it has secured a 4.6 star rating on Google Play Store, a feat only a few Indian apps have achieved so far with one million downloads. Ria has been devised in a way that it can answer questions around nutrition and fitness via both audio and text in more than 10 languages. It also provides personalizedresponses based on the users' lifestyle habits. HealthifyMe app is available to download for free and enables users to keep a track of their calories, set personal fitness goals and measure progress. The company claimed at a press meet thatthe AI has world's largest database of Indian foods and syncswith all leading wearables including Fitbit, Yufit, MiBand,among others, besides its own fitness band 'Rist'. Co-founder and CEO of HealthifyMe, Tushar Vashishttold reporters the AI enabled nutritionist was developed under the codename 'Project Amadeus'. Ria uses key learning skillsobtained from HealthifyMe's 150 million tracked meals and 10million message exchanges between coaches and clients. The next step under the Project Amadeus is to start another AI nicknamed Jarvis to assist coaches become more efficient by learning from their interactions with clients, said Vashist.
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