I used IBM's supercomputer to make dinner - and the results surprised me


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Guia Marie Del Prado

IBM's supercomputer Watson, after obliterating chess and Jeopardy champions, is now taking on culinary experts.


The free Chef Watson app takes the user's requested meal, style and ingredients, and concocts a recipe based on its knowledge of flavors that pair well.

Chef Watson had to undergo its own culinary training, called machine learning. It analyzed 10,000 recipes on Bon Appetit and looked for ingredients that often appeared together, and substituted ingredients.

I'm an adventurous eater, but I don't usually cook elaborate meals. So I wanted to try it for myself. To test Chef Watson, I followed the ingredients and steps as accurately as possible - but encountered a few surprises.

Scroll down to see how the experiment went.