AI and gastronomy
Sony has been working for years on artificial intelligence research that could make significant changes in how we eat, and in what we eat. The company believes that the future of gastronomy will depend on machines, allowing all people to pay attention to the more emotional human aspects of life.
The company’s developments come from studying the molecular structures of a variety of foods. With the help of artificial intelligence technologies and their analytical abilities, machines will be able to create completely new things. Innovations in gastronomy from AI will not only concern the taste of food but also its smell. It may well be those unique technologies will allow the creation of new dishes that will give people a completely new taste experience.
The Swiss company Firmenich is also developing AI technology in the field of gastronomy. One of its tasks is to find meat substitutes that will taste as identical as possible to real meat. For this purpose, the company has developed and launched a unique robot sous chef with artificial intelligence. While humans taste thanks to their receptors, the robot uses a database of ingredients the company has collected over 60 years for the perfect result.
The robot’s knowledge of products, flavors, and combinations allows it to create new formulas in seconds. And then its ideas are put into practice by a company of chefs. The AI sees how removing or adding one tiny ingredient can affect the overall taste and creates true masterpieces of gastronomic art.
Work with artificial intelligence has already succeeded in creating meat that tastes like perfectly cooked chicken. But in fact, it is based solely on vegetable protein. The AI is also working on beef recipes that might appeal to people who stick to vegan cuisine.
Artificial intelligence could make some truly revolutionary discoveries in the field of gastronomy. Perhaps in the long run it will help humanity survive and find new resources in the face of a rapidly changing climate and dwindling resources.