Seasoning At Your Next Cookout Might Come From AI (BBJ Story)
That new McCormick & Co. Inc. seasoning you buy for your summer cookout may have been created by a computer.
Hunt Valley-based McCormick is partnering with IBM Corp. to use artificial intelligence in flavor and food development. The spice maker expects new seasoning blends to hit shelves in the U.S. by late spring. McCormick is trying to be among the first to utilize artificial intelligence for creating new flavors. The new product platform, called "ONE," will take advantage of data McCormick has been collecting for more than 40 years about consumer taste preferences and palettes. The initial set of one-dish recipe mix flavors includes tuscan chicken, bourbon pork tenderloin and New Orleans sausage.