Mmmmm…. Bacon

Watson – the IBM Research super computer is going to cooking school. Actual has gone, and now has a cookbook.

Fancy a tasty byte? Cookbook written by supercomputer – Telegraph.

For several years, the virtual chef has been poring over troves of recipes and food-related data, from classic meal combinations to research on flavour preferences and the chemical composition of foods.

The cognitive computer was programmed to produce ideas for food combinations that would taste pleasant at a molecular level and that, crucially, had not yet been tried.