The Chef Watson Cookbook Uses an Algorithm to Pair Flavors

By: Rebecca Byers - Apr 20, 2015
References: amazon & fastcodesign
The Chef Watson Cookbook is the latest project from IBM's artificially intelligent computer. Using algorithms to scheme up unconventional flavor combinations, the 'Cognitive Cooking with Chef Watson' cookbook is a collection of drink and dish recipes generated by the robot-computer's "flavor engine."

The cookbook promises to provide unusual combinations that "man alone may never imagine," an interesting way of suggesting the algorithm is taking food where it would not go otherwise.

Above all else, IBM's expansion of Watson's capabilities into the celebrity chef realm is more about the computer brand helping consumers rethink exactly what artificial intelligence is and can do. It is likely that the next step will be the integration of Watson into healthcare technology or elsewhere.