IBM computer acts like a chef

March 1, 2013 7:23:00 PM PST
Are you always searching for a new recipe? There's a new high-tech kitchen gadget to help: a computer that generates recipes.

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.