Perfume and taste company Firmenich is introducing an innovative beef taste, created by AI, that can be used in plant-based meat alternatives. The AI-generated flavor is said to have a "lightly grilled beef taste" and it was created in collaboration with Microsoft. Leveraging Firmenich's broad raw material database, the innovative AI-created flavor is said to make the most of "Firmenich's unique palette of ingredients and SmartProteins expertise in plant-based protein alternatives."
Artificial intelligence is being used to create everything from new food formulations to inventive recipes, scents and flavor profiles, changing the way a variety of products are created in response to consumer demand. As Firmenich Flavors President Emmanuel Butstraen explains, "The exciting addition of AI allows us to better leverage different raw materials and explore new creative leads."
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