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Primeur weekly 2014-07-07

Special

Visualisation on Europe's number one supercomputer Piz Daint ...

The UberCloud to launch new marketplace and appstore for engineers and scientists ...

HPC in Asia Workshop at ISC'14 - a video report ...

AppliedMicro's Gaurav Singh to launch X-Gene ARM 64-bit CPU at ISC'14 ...

Wolfgang Gentzsch and Sverre Jarp to announce ISC Cloud and ISC Big Data 2014 ...

Four-panelist Analyst Crossfire nailing hot HPC and Cloud topics down at ISC'14 ...

The Cloud

IBM to open new SoftLayer data centre in London ...

IBM delivers new Big Data capabilities on IBM Cloud marketplace ...

Desktop Grids

EU citizen science initiative asks us all to do our part ...

EuroFlash

Bull launches new range of bullion servers for Big Data and Cloud computing ...

"Cosmic own goal" another clue in hunt for dark matter ...

Bull and Sinequa join forces to offer real-time Big Data processing appliance ...

Eni turns on one of the largest and energy efficient High Performance Computing systems for industrial oil and gas activities ...

Over 100 people from 19 countries gain HPC skills at 5th International HPC Summer School ...

PRACE to announce Awards and winners at ISC'14 ...

PRACE-3IP PCP completes successful bidding stage ...

Netherlands contribute 12 million euro to design of the Square Kilometre Array ...

IDC announces new winners of HPC Innovation Excellence Awards ...

USFlash

New Executive Director named for Texas Advanced Computing Center ...

IBM Watson and Bon Appétit team on new app that transforms how we cook ...

Curtiss-Wright's new rugged SWaP-C optimized mobile IP router subsystem features an integrated Cisco ESS 2020 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) switch ...

Mellanox Technologies announces definitive agreement to acquire Integrity Project ...

GiDEL announces OpenCL compliant Stratix V based FPGA boards to target High-Performance Computing applications ...

US Energy Department's National Labs supercompuetrs in the TOP500 list ...

Angus Tait building to house BlueFern supercomputer team ...

IBM Watson and Bon Appétit team on new app that transforms how we cook


30 Jun 2014 Armonk - America's most technologically advanced sous chef is back. In collaboration with Bon Appétit, IBM has launched an app called "Chef Watson with Bon Appétit". Initially available via a limited beta programme, the new app, powered by IBM Watson technology and Bon Appétit's culinary knowledge, allows home cooks to draw on Watson's advanced cognitive capabilities to create entirely new recipes and gastronomic combinations that have previously never been conceived.

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. The demonstration brought together Watson's learning and natural language capabilities with top chefs to delight the palates of local attendees. IBM is now launching a beta version of an application built around this technology, tailored to the needs of avid home cooks.

"At Bon Appétit, we were curious to see what Watson could discover that was never previously considered, helping unlock a chef's creativity", stated Adam Rapoport, editor-in-chief, Bon Appétit. "We see the intersection of technology and food sparking new thinking and creativity not only in our own test kitchen, but in our reader's homes as well."

"Chef Watson with Bon Appétit" allows an individual to go beyond the limitations of simple preparation to drive new creations and combinations of ingredients, based on scientific knowledge of cognitive technology. The original Jeopardy! winning Watson system was trained to understand large amount of information and quickly retrieve answers to all kinds of questions. Today, Watson is working to augment and scale expertise by serving as the ultimate assistant to professionals in industries including retail, health care 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.

"We're partnering with Bon Appétit to put Watson initially into the hands of a small group of people who have a passion for cooking, a desire to experiment and who want to be a part of something ground breaking", stated Mike Rhodin, Senior Vice President, IBM Watson Group. "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."

Chef Watson will initially be available to a select group of Bon Appétit's readers, building on the success of Chef Watson in the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen. Bon Appétit readers can visit this site for the opportunity to become a beta-tester and read about the experiences of home cooks working with the app.
Source: IBM

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2014-07-07

Special

Visualisation on Europe's number one supercomputer Piz Daint ...

The UberCloud to launch new marketplace and appstore for engineers and scientists ...

HPC in Asia Workshop at ISC'14 - a video report ...

AppliedMicro's Gaurav Singh to launch X-Gene ARM 64-bit CPU at ISC'14 ...

Wolfgang Gentzsch and Sverre Jarp to announce ISC Cloud and ISC Big Data 2014 ...

Four-panelist Analyst Crossfire nailing hot HPC and Cloud topics down at ISC'14 ...

The Cloud

IBM to open new SoftLayer data centre in London ...

IBM delivers new Big Data capabilities on IBM Cloud marketplace ...

Desktop Grids

EU citizen science initiative asks us all to do our part ...

EuroFlash

Bull launches new range of bullion servers for Big Data and Cloud computing ...

"Cosmic own goal" another clue in hunt for dark matter ...

Bull and Sinequa join forces to offer real-time Big Data processing appliance ...

Eni turns on one of the largest and energy efficient High Performance Computing systems for industrial oil and gas activities ...

Over 100 people from 19 countries gain HPC skills at 5th International HPC Summer School ...

PRACE to announce Awards and winners at ISC'14 ...

PRACE-3IP PCP completes successful bidding stage ...

Netherlands contribute 12 million euro to design of the Square Kilometre Array ...

IDC announces new winners of HPC Innovation Excellence Awards ...

USFlash

New Executive Director named for Texas Advanced Computing Center ...

IBM Watson and Bon Appétit team on new app that transforms how we cook ...

Curtiss-Wright's new rugged SWaP-C optimized mobile IP router subsystem features an integrated Cisco ESS 2020 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) switch ...

Mellanox Technologies announces definitive agreement to acquire Integrity Project ...

GiDEL announces OpenCL compliant Stratix V based FPGA boards to target High-Performance Computing applications ...

US Energy Department's National Labs supercompuetrs in the TOP500 list ...

Angus Tait building to house BlueFern supercomputer team ...