Beverages


Finally, The First Beer Named By Neural Network Is Here

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That list now also includes beer names. "We've been struggling naming with beers," Travis Fritts from Old Nation Brewing told Gizmodo. Shane trains uses the char-rnn neural network framework to train the computer to "speak" using only beer words, then turns on the creativity and makes it think. In this case, she only trained the neural network on a constrained list, including beers with the brewers' keywords: Juice, haze, New England, Vermont, citra, Belgium, spicy, clove, saison, farmhouse, and "all these trendy new hazy IPA names."


Rise of the Robots: From big data to artificial intelligence

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"For the purpose of this conversation, and to make things easier, I am using the term AI to describe both big data and artificial intelligence," the entrepreneur clarifies. To explain how families might exploit the technology to gain a competitive edge, Westerheide cites family-owned Warsteiner Gruppe, Germany's largest privately owned brewery, and Sennheiser, the German audio company, as examples. "The UK budget earlier this year was a step in the right direction as it highlights robotics and AI as vital technologies to compete in an automated world market," Skilton explains. "Studies by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development predict that machine intelligence will destroy jobs through automation, but it is the nations that own this technology and can build new AI-driven economies that will thrive in the fourth industrial revolution."


The Amazing Ways Coca Cola Uses Artificial Intelligence And Big Data To Drive Success

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The Coca Cola Company is the world's largest beverage company selling more than 500 brands of soft drink to customers in over 200 countries. Fruits of this research were unveiled earlier this year when it was announced that the decision to launch Cherry Sprite as a new flavor was based on monitoring data collected from the latest generation of self-service soft drinks fountains, which allow customers to mix their own drinks. As sales of sugary, fizzy drink products have declined in recent years Coca Cola has also hooked into data to help produce and market some of its healthier options, such as orange juice, which the company sells under a number of brands around the world (including Minute Maid and Simply Orange). Speaking at Mobile World Congress this year, global senior digital director Mariano Bosaz said "content creation is something that we have been doing for a very long time – we brief creative agencies and then they come up with stories … what I want to start experimenting with is automated narratives."


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The Coca Cola Company is the world's largest beverage company selling more than 500 brands of soft drink to customers in over 200 countries. Fruits of this research were unveiled earlier this year when it was announced that the decision to launch Cherry Sprite as a new flavor was based on monitoring data collected from the latest generation of self-service soft drinks fountains, which allow customers to mix their own drinks. The company combines weather data, satellite images, information on crop yields, pricing factors and acidity and sweetness ratings, to ensure that orange crops are grown in an optimum way, and maintain a consistent taste. Speaking at Mobile World Congress this year, global senior digital director Mariano Bosaz said "content creation is something that we have been doing for a very long time – we brief creative agencies and then they come up with stories … what I want to start experimenting with is automated narratives."


The Amazing Ways Coca Cola Uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) And Big Data To Drive Success

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The Coca Cola Company is the world's largest beverage company selling more than 500 brands of soft drink to customers in over 200 countries. In fact, Coca Cola was one of the first globally-recognized brands outside of the IT market to speak about Big Data, when in 2012 their chief big data officer, Esat Sezer, said "Social media, mobile applications, cloud computing and e-commerce are combining to give companies like Coca-Cola an unprecedented toolset to change the way they approach IT. Fruits of this research were unveiled earlier this year when it was announced that the decision to launch Cherry Sprite as a new flavor was based on monitoring data collected from the latest generation of self-service soft drinks fountains, which allow customers to mix their own drinks. The AI will reside in vending machines, allowing greater personalization – for example, users will be able to order their favorite blend from any vending machine, with the machine mixing it to their individual preference.


The Amazing Ways Coca Cola Uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) And Big Data To Drive Success

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As sales of sugary, fizzy drink products have declined in recent years Coca Cola has also hooked into data to help produce and market some of its healthier options, such as orange juice, which the company sells under a number of brands around the world (including Minute Maid and Simply Orange). The company combines weather data, satellite images, information on crop yields, pricing factors and acidity and sweetness ratings, to ensure that orange crops are grown in an optimum way, and maintain a consistent taste. It is also used to inspect problems with vending machines and dispensers in remote or difficult-to-reach locations, including cruise ships while they are at sea. The Coca Cola company is a shining example of a business which has re-ordered itself based on data and intelligence.


Coca-Cola Is Bringing Artificial Intelligence to Vending Machines

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We've seen artificial intelligence brew beer, come up with artsy-sounding names for craft beers, act as waiters for your beer order, and, lest you thought wine would be safe from the robot takeover, predict wine prices. In Australia, a team from Coca-Cola Amatil (Coca-Cola's manufacturer in Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Fiji and Samoa), is working on transforming vending machines to operate without anyone having to actually touch them. According to Journey, Coca-Cola's in-house magazine, the team has updated a machine in the town of Masterton, New Zealand so that, once it is cloud-connected, people can simply order a Coke using their phone. With over 26,000 machines operating in Coca-Cola Amatil's territory, there's still a lot of human work to be done before everything becomes completely automated.


Facial recognition detects criminals at beer festival

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Neurala has created patent-pending facial recognition software capable of working on very small computers, allowing it to be used on wearable devices. Neurala's founder, Massimiliano Versace, said the software works in a similar way to the mammalian brain, allowing it learn faster than traditional search technology. Neurala has created patent-pending facial recognition software capable of working on very small computers, allowing it to be incorporated into wearable devices. Neurala's founder, Massimiliano Versace, said the software works in a similar way to the mammalian brain, allowing it learn faster than traditional search technology.


The t-distribution: a key statistical concept discovered by a beer brewery

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Thanks to the Central Limit Theorem, the Gaussian distribution is present in many real world phenomena. Mean µ controls the expected value (where the most values will go) of a normally distributed random variable. This way we may say that X is a mixture of two continuous probability distributions: Normal and Gamma. Gaussian distributions and Student's distributions are some of the most important continuous probability distributions in statistics and machine learning.


We've Run Out of Beer Names and AI is Here to Help

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Craft brewers are running out of beer names. That's what scientist Janelle Shane (who uses artificial intelligence for this purpose frequently) decided to do. THIS sounds like a job for..." In a later article about her neural network-generated metal band names, I told Shane to "Please send me the beer name dataset if you have it." Will artificial intelligence solve the great beer naming crisis?