After I prepare dinner, I sometimes simply Google a recipe or attempt one out on the fly. However sooner or later, it’s attainable synthetic intelligence would possibly assist me concoct a meal or help a chef as they write their subsequent cookbook or design a menu. In right this moment’s Vergecast AI episode, we discover the world of AI product design — how far may AI go in serving to people design smells and tastes? For that dialogue, we chat with Frederik Duerinck, the founding father of ScentTronix, which is an element software program, half {hardware} and makes an attempt to make customizable perfumes based mostly on particular person folks. We additionally discuss to Michael Spranger, COO at Sony AI, about how Sony helps cooks design recipes and maximize taste.

Lastly, we take it a step additional and ask whether or not it’s even attainable for a pc to ultimately scent and style. All of us get to find out about e-noses collectively! Saket Navlakha, an affiliate professor at Chilly Spring Harbor Laboratory, guides us by the world of algorithms, AI, and scent. (Thank fruit flies for his work.) Try the episode beneath, and keep tuned to The Vergecast each week for all of the tech discuss it is advisable to hear.

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