IBM's new computer could be next culinary genius

12/26/2012 | National Public Radio

A new computer from IBM may give top chefs a run for their money -- the culinary creative machine browses through millions of recipes and looks for ways to improve them. "We remix (the recipes), substitute things, do all kinds of other modifications and generate millions of new ideas for recipes," says Lav Varshney, a computer scientist at IBM. "The second step is to take those millions of ideas and find the best ones. To do that we try to predict what humans will find flavorful, based on some basic ideas from chemistry and psychology."

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