Computational Cuisine: Digital Breakthroughs in Sensory Design


Can computing reinvent food? It already has.

IBM’s Cognitive Cooking project scanned millions of recipes, chemical compositions and taste profiles of ingredients, extracted the information and analyzed the connections among recipes, ingredients and psychophysical aspects of flavor perception.

Cognitive Cooking has so far yielded a food truck featuring Chef Watson’s own recipes, an app and a book.

During Flavorcon 2015, IBM Fellow and Research Lead Krishna Ratakonda will discuss the role of big data in boosting creativity, while offering examples of Chef Watson’s innovations and commercial applications in the flavor and fragrance industry.

Presented by Perfumer & Flavorist magazine, Flavorcon 2015 ( includes a tabletop exhibition in addition to in-depth conference sessions from leading industry experts. The conference is uniquely tailored for professionals involved in the development of flavors and food & beverage products. Registration is now open.

  •     Dates: November 15–17, 2015
  •     Location: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey
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