- IBM has teamed up with Bon Appetite magazine to help show the real world applications of its supercomputer Watson -- which beat two human contestants in Jeopardy in 2011.
- Together IBM and Bon Appetite has released a beta version of a web-based app that uses Watson to generate recipes. Users enter ingredients and are given 100 Watson-generated options.
- The partnership to develop the app -- named "Chef Watson with Bon Appetite" -- started after the magazine's online editor reached out to IBM after seeing the partnership between Watson and Institute of Culinary Education during the SXSW festival.
IBM has working since January to find real world applications to prove Watson's capabilities. It can be difficult to explain an abstract concept like cognitive systems and a recipe generator is something to which a wide variety of people can relate. Unlike AllRecipes.com or other recipe generators, the data isn't pulled from human-entered recipes, but rather are developed directly from Watson's abilities. The possibilities of Watson become more clear each time IBM finds another real world application.