Friday July 08, 2016

AI Is Being Used To Brew Beer In The UK

AI is being used to brew beer now? What is this blasphemy? What ever happened to regular beer made the regular way for centuries? How can AI make a better beer than the stuff made by monks in a monastery?

The AI actually takes the form of a Facebook Messenger bot that asks drinkers a series of questions about the beer. Questions take the form of 1 to 10 ratings, yes or no queries and multiple choice responses. Those answers about taste and preferences are then used to find trends that could be used to improve the final product over time. IntelligentX sees the use of AI as a way to put the drinker in the same room with the brewer making the beer, a physical meeting that's nearly impossible to set up in real life. What's more, the system can collect and analyze data much master than a human can with pencil and paper.