Swedish Distillery Creates First Whisky Designed By AI


Would you drink a whisky designed and created by artificial intelligence? This fall, this hypothetical question becomes a reality, as popular award-winning Swedish whisky distillery Mackmyra releases the first ever whisky, a single malt, designed with machine learning. Working in collaboration with Microsoft and Fourkind, a Finnish technology consultancy specializing in AI spearhead projects, the distillery has made the claim that this is the first ever machine-learning designed complex consumer product recipe. I for one, welcome the chance to try a whisky created by our robot overlords. The distillery's machine learning models running off of Microsoft's Azure Cloud Computing platform and AI cognitive services will be fed raw data related to whisky production (including malting, fermentation, distillation, and maturation), Mackmyra's historical recipes, sales numbers, and customer preferences.