IBM’s supercomputer Watson already has its own cookbook, generated using recipe data so the computer could could learn flavor composition, nutritional information and culinary cultural norms.
Now you can sample chef Watson’s fare this Friday during the Grand Tasting at Vegas Uncork’d at the Garden of the Gods at Caesars Palace.http://vegas.eater.com/tags/vegas-uncorkd
Watson teamed up with chef Brian Lhee of Yusho to bring guests several new dishes co-created by the duo.
Chef Watson, a collaboration between IBM and Bon Appétit, also has a beta app called Chef Watson with Bon Appétit to create new dishes chefs might never have imagined on their own, all using the power of cognitive computing.
Watson’s knowledge increases as more food, nutrition and taste information is input into the system. Watson started by learning Bon Appétit’s 10,000 recipes and combines that with its understanding of food chemistry, hedonic psychophysics (the psychology of what people find pleasant), and regional and ethnic cooking styles.
Aside from the app, Watson also has Cognitive Cooking with Chef Watson, a cookbook that is a result of a three-year collaboration between IBM and the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE), featuring more than 65 original recipes developed by Watson and made by ICE chefs.
See the Watson and Lhee collaboration in the cabana by the Bacchus Pool.