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Artificial intelligence, real flavor


On today's show: • Donna Shore and Colleen Sisk of Lena's Wood-Fired Pizza and The Loft at Lena's Seasonal Dining Experience; • Bryce Iapicca, director of operations, Puro Gusto, Washington, D.C., an authentic all-day Italian café based on the habits and rituals of the Italian people, from breakfast'til before dinner time. That is, from a quick morning coffee to a leisurely sit-down lunch to a sophisticated cocktail at the end the day; • Makenna Held, owner of The Courageous Cooking School, housed in what was Julia Child's La Pitchoune home in France .We chat about its culinary approach to a recipe-free way to learn to cook French and farm-to-table cuisine; Katerina Axelsson is the 30-year-old founder and CEO of Tastry, a California sensory sciences company. Tastry is an artificial intelligence and data insights company that predicts how consumers will perceive any product you can taste or smell. Tastry "taught a computer how to taste" and built the most sophisticated sensory product and consumer database to answer questions current technology could not answer. John Henry, operations officer of the USCG Cyber Command, discusses how the Command prepares for and responds to cyber incidents.

AAAS S&T Policy Forum explores U.S. competitiveness, now and in the future


Arati Prabhakar of Stanford delivers lecture at AAAS Science & Technology Policy Forum. The U.S. scientific research and development enterprise stands at a critical juncture that requires the convergence of basic research and commercial applications to more quickly deliver benefits of nextgeneration technological innovation, said Arati Prabhakar in a lecture at the American Association for the Advancement of Science's Forum on Science & Technology Policy. Prabhakar, a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University and former director of both the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology, also called on the R&D community to leverage advances in the social sciences to meet challenges of the coming decades. Change was a theme that ran through the 43rd annual S&T Policy Forum on 21–22 June at AAAS headquarters in Washington, D.C., focused on U.S. science, innovation, and competitiveness. The forum featured speakers whose careers span public service, academia, and the private sector, including Susan Hockfield, president emerita of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and chair of the AAAS board, and Peter Lee, corporate vice president of artificial intelligence and research at Microsoft.