IBM – in association with Bon Appetit — announced an app called Chef Watson with Bon Appetit that allows home cooks to utilize Watson’s cognitive capabilities to create new recipes.
The new app will be initially available via a limited beta program, said IBM. The new app is the next step in the evolution of Chef Watson, which was introduced by IBM and the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) earlier this year at the SXSW conference in Austin, Texas.
Adam Rapoport, editor-in-chief, Bon Appetit, said: “Watson is working to augment and scale expertise by serving as the ultimate assistant to professionals in industries including retail, healthcare and financial services. Chef Watson represents another example of the versatility of the technology and the diverse ways in which Watson will change our lives.”
Mike Rhodin, senior vice president, IBM Watson Group, said: “Our goal is to help people discover the potential of cognitive computing systems. These systems can understand vast amounts of data, compounds, and formulas as well as learn from interactions with people and information, in a far more intuitive way.”