The tech giant and the distillery say they’ve found the perfect recipe for whiskey, but does it taste any good? Buzz60’s Tony Spitz has the details.
Artificial intelligence is helping the world by assisting in all sorts of problems from reading minds to appearing as a witness in law trials. Now, AI is creating perfect whiskey blends for us.
Microsoft has partnered with a 20-year-old Swedish distillery named Mackmyra and Fourkind, a Finnish technology consultancy — to bring forth the world’s first AI-created whiskey.
AI helps in creating new recipes
This is the first time a complex consumer product recipe has been generated with the help of machine learning.
The whiskey recipe-generating AI, which runs on Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform and AI cognitive services, was first fed with distillery’s legacy recipes, sales figures, and customer preferences.
In a blog post by Microsoft, the company explained how the machine learning model then churned out more than 70 million recipes that could be used to create different blends of whiskey.
How does it taste?
The whiskey’s flavor is described as “vanilla with fine oak notes, fruits with citrus & pear, herbal spices with slight tobacco leaves and a very small hint of smoke.”
Mackmyra’s AI whiskey was premiered last week at The Next Web Conference 2019 in Amsterdam and is expected to hit markets commercially in August 2019.