IBM computer acts like a chef

SAN JOSE, Calif.

Two years ago when IBM's Watson computer competed on "Jeopardy," it was clear that computer analytics was entering a new era, with machines able to think more like humans.

The newest offshoot for that research is food. IBM is developing a computer that does taste analytics and generates recipes. Much like a chef, the computer tries to be inventive and creative.

IBM has been working on the project for only about a year and not even full time, but it has tremendous potential.

IBM projects advanced analytics will be a $20 billion business in two years and will encompass a wide range of applications.

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