You Can Now Drink Beer Brewed By Artificial Intelligence
Our robot overlords may, in fact, be planning a hostile takeover that’s going to play out like the Terminator, but until they are ready to kick down the doors and go after John Connor they’re going to make sure that we are softened up a bit by brewing us beer!
Yes, you’re reading that correctly – today’s technology now makes it possible (and economically feasible) for revolutionary new breweries to have artificial intelligence handle the heavy lifting behind the creation of these beers and create (what some are saying are) better beers than any man could produce on his own.
Pretty big talk for sure, but the proof is in the pudding as they say, and a handful of AI breweries are knocking it out of the park when it comes to delicious sudsy offerings.
We're Not Just Playing Chess Anymore
Most people are familiar with the amazing advances in robotic and AI technology thanks to chess playing box that have beat world champions, Watson the AI from IBM that used to compete on Jeopardy, and the Roomba vacuum system that tools around your home and handles your chores so you don’t have to – but it’s the “invisible” artificial intelligence that most people have been completely unaware of up until just recently.
Today you are likely to find AI in pretty much anything and everything technological you use on a daily basis (especially in video games), but a London-based brewery is now leveraging artificial intelligence to come up with active brewing elder rhythms to produce better and better beer.
This Automated Brewing Intelligence Learns on the Fly
The brewery learns on the fly and each batch of beer is completely unique. Starting off with four distinct types of beer, this AI (named Automated Brewing Intelligence) is going to actively adjust each and every batch of these beers according to feedback provided by the consumer.
Folks are going to be able to rank the flavor profile, the nose, the body, and a myriad of other individual characteristics regarding each of the four different types of beer that this brewery starts off with and the active artificial intelligence will adjust the recipes on the fly – while automating the next brewing batch – to produce exactly what consumers are looking for.
This is one of the most exciting advancements in brewing technology, an industry that really hasn’t changed all that much fundamentally since the earliest batches of beer were brewed up by monks in their monastery.
This Is Just the Beginning for Beer
And while IntelligentX is the first brewery to really power their brewery completely by artificial intelligence, the excitement over this new technology – and the fantastic beers it has been responsible for producing – are likely going to cause a surge in early adoption of this track.
Don’t be surprised if major breweries all over the world jump on the bandwagon once they see just how successful this London-based brewery is entirely on the back of their artificial intelligence beers that continually get better and better every time they are produced!
In a world where novelty and consumer demand must be met, using artificial intelligence to essentially tailor a product exactly to customers over-arcing specifications – and adjust on the fly – is likely the path of the future. We live in some pretty exciting times right now!