DailyDirt: Recipes Analyzed By Algorithms

Algorithms are data mining every aspect of our lives and the world around us — to pull out interesting bits of information that we should act on. Companies like Google and Facebook come up with algorithms to figure out when to put ads in front of our eyes and how to display pertinent information (sometimes at the same time). Other algorithms are apparently watching what we eat, and trying to highlight what makes food taste good for us or how to formulate the “perfect Pepsis” or find unexpected recipes or flavor combinations. Here are just a few examples of software-based culinary art.

If you’d like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.

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