May 15, 2019

Computer made Whskey

Jack Kemp forwards this:

Microsoft partners with distillery to create world’s first AI whiskey


Microsoft has helped distill the first-ever whiskey that has been developed by artificial intelligence.

The tech giant, which is usually associated with more sober products, teamed up with a Swedish whiskey distillery to find the perfect recipe.
Details of the process used by the award-winning distillery, Mackmyra, have not been released.

But according to Popular Mechanics, master blenders fed raw data into software, which is run on Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform and AI cognitive services.
The inputted info includes legacy recipes, sales numbers and what customers like.

Algorithms then sift out more than 70 million recipes and predict combinations which are likely to have the perfect flavor.
The possibilities for different whiskeys are said to be endless.

In fact, master blenders, who are responsible for the whiskey flavor and recipes, can spend their whole lives tasting and experimenting to hone the best ones possible.

Dana Mathewson adds:

So this is from the Sun. One would almost expect it to be from the Babylon Bee. But I guess it's genuine. Damn computers get their feet into every door, don't they? But I suppose they have already been used by distillers to speed the process up. It's just that the term "AI" is annoying. . .

And I don't think I'd be all that eager to try a whiskey that Microsoft had anything to do with.
Too liberal for my taste. Emoji

Mr. Kemp replies:

Actually, I saw this whiskey story in the NY Post at https://nypost.com/2019/05/14/microsoft-partners-with-distillery-to-create-worlds-first-ai-whiskey/

And Dana comes back with:

It's usually been my experience that whiskey and computers don't mix all that well -- whether the computer has anything to do with Microsoft, or the land of fruit, or one of the biggies. Trust me, I'm speaking from years of experience.

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