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Domenick Celentano

IBM Cognitive Cooking?

By February 27, 2014

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Steven Johnson, founder of  Foodservice SolutionsĀ® www.FoodserviceSolutions.us, , our Grocerant Guru, sent me a note:

" Are chains getting out flanked?  Are they old or old fashion? Food Truck Is Actually Serving IBM's Insane Computer-Generated  Menu Items" , check out the post in eater.com"

So I clicked through and saw some really interesting photos of their Cognitive Cooking Food Truck.

IBM-Food-Truck-Cognitive-Cooking.jpgThey have a group of chefs giving their super-computers food ideas

IBM says that chefs can work with 3 or 4 ingredients at a time... but beyond that, are brains are not wired for that level of complexity.

So the IBM Cognitive Computer takes a starter ingredient from a chef, with some additional parameters and then crunches hundreds of ingredient combos in seconds. But "mixing things up" so to speak so quickly, the chefs come up with really interesting recipes.

According to eater.com "chefs have already made include Creole shrimp-lamb dumpling, Baltic apple pie, and Turkish bruschetta. The cognitive computer is different from a regular search engine in that it eschews existing recipes, instead instructing the chefs to combine wildly different ingredients and flavors into the same, never-made-before dishes. "


IBM Cognitive Cooking Video

Meet the ICE Chefs Working on Cognitive Created Foods


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