–Silo is bringing Alexa into the pantry with their new smart containers, which monitor contents to let you know when your food has gone bad, reports Fast Company.

–Huawei is harnessing AI to help the visually impaired “see” emotions by translating facial expressions into sound, Dezeen explains.

Vox explores how AI and social media may be able to predict the lifespan of a relationship.

–Chipotle is angling for a piece of the wellness economy with newly released ‘lifestyle bowls’ that are Whole30-, Keto- and Paleo-friendly, writes Well and Good.

Autonomous vehicles are taking to the sea with the development of battery-operated, zero-emission self-driving cargo ships, announces Wired.

–The British Army is projecting compassion and acceptance with their new recruitment campaign, which calls for “snowflakes, selfie addicts, class clowns, phone zombies, and me, me, millennials,” turning millennial stereotypes on their heads, says The Guardian.

Curbed examines the rising success of direct-to-consumer home and housewares brands.

–The first plastic-free passenger flight took to the skies on Wednesday; operated by Portuguese airline Hi Fly, the flight stocked “plant-based, renewable, lower-carbon or recycled materials” in place of single-use plastic. Via Fast Company.

Quartzy explores how Instagram has replaced the purpose and culture of sending out holiday cards.

–Venice plans to begin charging daily entrance fees to counteract overtourism, reports Skift.

–Vintage phone booths in Shanghai are being repurposed as public furniture equipped with wifi, charging stations and newspaper racks, writes Curbed.

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