Could Artificial Intelligence Learn How To Brew A Tasty Beer?

Image courtesy of IntelligentX

Because we’ll need something tasty to swill when our robot overlords finally come into their full artificial intelligence, a company in the UK is attempting to figure out if robots can help humans brew a better beer.

While there won’t be robots stirring batches of wort or sorting hops, artificial intelligence will play a big part in London-based firm IntelligentX’s plan to brew beer, CNET reports.

Here’s how it’d work: consumers would try one of the company’s four beers — Amber AI, Black AI, Golden AI and Pale AI —— and then weigh in via Facebook chat bot on the experience. That feedback will be fed to an algorithm called Automated Brewing Intelligence, or ABI, which will use the information to make changes to the next batch.

Reinforcement learning and a process called bayesian decision making will teach the AI about the brewing experience. Eventually, IntelligentX hopes to win a major beer competition with this beer recipe workout.

“We’re using AI to give our brewer superhuman skills, enabling them to test and receive feedback on our beer more quickly than ever before,” said Hew Leith, co-founder of IntelligentX, in a statement.

IntelligentX is expected to start selling its beer online within the next few weeks.

As for me, I don’t care who makes my beer better, as long as it comes out cold.

Robot brews: How AI could flavor your next beer [CNET]

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