Old 04-14-2015, 09:29   #1
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/n...rcomputer.html

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The newest cookbook on the market was compiled by a chef who “has never tasted a single morsel of food”, the book’s introduction points out. “This culinary prodigy, in fact, has no taste buds, no nose, not any sensual experience of food or drink.”


This could be the world’s first collection of recipes created by artificial intelligence.

I just wonder how many recipes the computer came up with that were absolutely disgusting because of non-taste elements like texture and color. The new cookbook has 65 recipes in it. I'm sure the computer generated more than that.

The next natural step for the computer would be to have access to ingredients and actually cook the meal. Should we go there?

What are your thoughts on this new spin on creative computing?
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Old 04-14-2015, 10:34   #2
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Having written code for 15yrs and then designed for another 15yrs, I can tell you the probability of good vs bad is very high.

A lot of these I-savant bots use code based on tables.

Example:
Desert table:
Pie,Baked sub-table:
Baked Apple Pie:
Entries: apples, sugar, cinnamon, corn starch, butter.
Baked Cheery Pie:
Entries: cherries, sugar, cinnamon, corn starch, butter.

Using: Desert table
Start: Make apple pie filling
Then Do:
Test Pie filling:
If they like it, goto Exit
Else Do:
throw away pie
goto Start.
Else:
Start 2: Make pie dough
Then Do:
Test Pie dough:
If they like it, goto Exit
Else Do:
throw away dough
goto Start2.
Else:
Start 3: Bake Pie
arrange pie dough in pan
add filling to pie
bake in oven
Test Pie:
If they like it, goto Exit
Else Do:
throw away pie
goto Start.
Exit:

It would be illogical to think that someone would build a 10K -20K table with all the ingredients and no sub-definitions.

A properly built ingredient table will result in ZERO errors.

Unless you're a Swedish Chief, named TS..

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Old 04-14-2015, 14:37   #3
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Or a Gurkha chef writing a Kukri Book?
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Old 04-14-2015, 20:42   #4
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I'll stick with the chef's that can taste.....
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Old 04-14-2015, 21:43   #5
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I'll stick with the chef's that can taste.....
I'm not sure that Bourdain can. He thinks everything is "Delicious''. Love his shows, though.

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I watch Bourdain's show(s) for a couple yrs,, but I had the impression he always acted like he's on drugs or was coming home after an all nite drunk..

In some of the shows, he would get a local to take him to the little street vendors at 3AM?? Might explain why he looks like he lived with constant Dysentery??

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Old 04-15-2015, 07:59   #7
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I watch these shows and listen to them extolling the wonderful flavors of various organs. Who are they trying to kid? I spent two years in Thailand and ate some things that defy description. I always liked Crocodile Dundee's observation, "It tastes like sxxt , but you can live on it."
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I was in Penang, Malaysia for a couple weeks back in 2008 and ate some of the best food I've eaten there. Much of it was from such street vendors.
I have seen Bourdain's show but don't watch it regularly but can see how he gets really good food.
Especially with a local host/guide that steers you away from the bad vendors.
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I've spent hours cooking just a few feet from Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert during the Cayman Cookout (Cayman Islands).

Eric Ripert is a great chef and very nice individual. Bourdain is a celebrity, a loudmouth and a drunk.
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