The supercomputer known as Watson, developed by IBM, has been programmed to develop innovative recipes in the food truck operated by the Institute of Culinary Education in New York. Watson received media attention for winning the trivia game show Jeopardy in February of 2011, but now it is being used to help chefs come up with new recipes.
IBM has programmed their supercomputer known as Watson, to create innovative recipes in collaboration with the Institute of Culinary Education in New York and serving the tasty results from their Cognitive Cooking food truck.
Watson received media attention for winning the trivia game show Jeopardy in February of 2011, but now it is being used to help chefs come up with new recipes.
It works by pairing different ingredients that most people wouldn’t think of putting together.
"You tell it what you want to make. You tell it what kind of cuisine you like. Maybe you like Asian cuisine or you like Greek cuisine or you like Indian cuisine and then it crunches through thousands of reciopes, millions of ingredients and it tells you at the molecular level here are the ingredients that will go well together." [IBM]
"Today, we made an Austrian chocolate burrito. It had beef, chocolate, endmame, orange in it and it was absolutely delicious." [IBM]
According to James Briscione, the director of culinary development at the institute and one of the food truck chef’s, "It has driven up some flavor pairings that we would not have thought of, but we haven't come across an instance yet where something didn't taste good."