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“Copyright law does not protect recipes that are mere listings of ingredients”

The Pirates of Silicon Valley is a movie about the creation of Apple, and Microsoft, and about the hard work of these pioneers of computer crafting (because it was a craftsmanship at that time), and the not always orthodox methods … Continue reading

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We were two, and now we are three.

We were saying few time ago that what Computer Science applied to Cooking misses dearly is a database of recipes. Actually, young researchers from GTI joined me in this adventure, strongly pushed by the idea… and by their boss, Josep … Continue reading

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No recipe database. Are you serious?

Apparently there are no recipe database available out there. And by database we intend  “a collection of information  organized in such a way that a computer program can quickly select desired pieces of data”. This definition highlights the main property of a DB, i.e. each piece of information is separately … Continue reading

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Case-based reasoning

Case-based reasoning (CBR) is a problem solving paradigm based on reusing the solutions of similar past problems. Unlike other areas of AI, CBR does not solve a problem by using the knowledge embedded in it, but focuses more on a … Continue reading

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Meeting Alícia

Alícia is a private non-profit research centre devoted to technological innovation in cuisine, to the improvement of eating habits and to the evaluation of the food and gastronomic heritage. Alícia has been founded under the supervision of the chef Ferran Adrià, and … Continue reading

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Artificial Intelligence for Cooking

Artificial Intelligence is one of the newest sciences, with only 50 years of existence, but it has deeply marked the last generation of thinkers, philosophers, and computer scientists. The aim of Artificial Intelligence is to replicate complex reasonings with machines. … Continue reading

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