The food truck business is the incubator for crazy food concepts and unexpected food arrangements. Most of those ideas come from the industry’s most imaginative food truck chefs. Now IBM is testing a supercomputer that is designed to outshine human creativity when it comes to generating novel menu suggestions and inventing new food ideas.
Dubbed Watson, the computer is working with chefs from the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) on what IBM calls a “Cognitive Cooking System,” providing them with food combinations that they then use to create new dishes. IBM computer gurus believe that cooking is more than an art and that a lot of science actually goes into a great meal.
Since there is an almost unlimited number of different food ingredients and combinations, Watson is free to mix, fix and concoct a variety of “recipes” (actually food combinations) that are then prepared and tested on real people. IBM execs insist that it is impossible for a human to all of those potential food combinations, so they’re giving Watson a chance to show what he’s made of.
At the 2014 South by Southwest interactive trade show in Austin, Texas, IBM sponsored a bright red food truck with a staff that gave away samples of Watson’s suggest recipes. Some were good; others received two thumbs down from tasters. Obviously, Watson still has a way to go before he becomes the leader in gourmet food truck cuisine.
While waiting for Watson to become the ultimate computer chef, don’t miss out on three Los Angeles food trucks that have already mastered hundreds of delicious recipes and serving thousands of happy customers. This trio can provide delish dishes or come up with something new and different for your special catered party, wedding reception or rehearsal dinner.
Hang 10 Tacos is the answer for food lovers seeking the best tacos in Los Angeles on the street, on a movie set or at a festive wedding reception. Hang 10 Tacos – 855-5-Hang-10
Greenz on Wheelz is the green salad truck that roams LA and serves the best sandwiches and freshest salads on wheels. The Greenz team will prepare the perfect menu for your special occasion requires. Greenz on Wheelz – 855-6Greenz