Taste: 5 Future Technology Innovations from IBM

In 5 years, a computer system will know what you like to eat better than you do. A machine that experiences flavor will determine the precise chemical structure of food and why people like it. Not only will it get you to eat healthier, but it will also surprise us with unusual pairings of foods that are designed to maximize our experience of taste and flavor. Digital taste buds will help you to eat smarter.

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35 thoughts on “Taste: 5 Future Technology Innovations from IBM

  1. 64jcl

    Only problem is that if a computer could select the food that is best for you, almost 95% of the stuff you find in grocery stores is ruled out with all the artificial stuff they put in it.

  2. Keunwoo Lee

    I think first, need to analyze reactions with saliva(reaction with products and sensor on tongue) and components with saliva, so computer realize ingredients of food and taste similar as human tasting. Thanks for inspiring speech.

  3. Theyrealone

    All these 5 years videos makes wonder how amazing our technology now and how amazing it is going to be.

  4. Scooby Jim Doo

    So you're telling me that, in five years, I'll be able to eat something that tastes like pizza, but that is as good for me as fruit?

  5. WealthyOutlaw HN

    This is a beautiful thing. Not only will people actually wantto eat the stuff, they'll recieve the vital nutrients they need while doing so. Neat

  6. forestsoceansmusic

    They've known for some time that artificial sweeteners are carcinogenic.

    These new artificial 'flavours' might be the same.

    Apparently GM foods have some nasty side-effects too that they aren't telling us about, but they are some good clips here on You Tube about that.

  7. adrixshadow

    In 5 years time computers will tell you to eat cyanide because it taste great thus the world food problem will be resolved.


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