IBM places Watson in command of its SXSW meals truck, we style-check (video)

IBM puts Watson in charge of its SXSW food truck, we taste-test (video)

We all know Watson has some Jeopardy expertise, however placing IBM’s supercomputer within the kitchen? That is slightly totally different. Right here at SXSW, the corporate’s arrange a “Cognitive Cooking” meals truck in partnership with the Institute for Culinary Schooling (ICE). Utilizing Watson’s recipe system, which mixes three parts (ingredient, delicacies and sort of dish) to create unconventional new fare, cooks right here in Austin are churning out delicacies similar to ceviche fish and chips and Vietnamese apple kebabs.

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IBM Watson meals truck

ICE artistic director Michael Laiskonis, who was available making IBM’s tackle fish and chips right now, says Watson is ready to determine suitable components that cooks might not think about — comparable to mushrooms and strawberries, which share similarities on the molecular degree. Florian Pinel, a software program engineer at IBM, walked us by means of the recipe-era course of, asking us for an ingredient (we selected saffron), after which giving us choices for delicacies and sort of dish. The end result? Azerbaijani Saffron Cake, with cherry plum, pistachio and cloves. Watson’s truck will serve the preferred recipe of the day, so vote for ours right here so we will topic SXSW to our culinary whims. Oh, and take a look at the scene on the meals truck within the video under.

Zach Honig contributed to this report.

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