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Can AI Write Recipes Better Than Humans?

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A reporter, Priya Krishna, put AI recipes to the test.

Can artificial intelligence create a better Thanksgiving menu than people can?

Credit: Timothy O'Connell/The New York Times

Recipes can be passed down by word of mouth, scribbled on index cards, published in cookbooks. But they've always had one thing in common: They're made by people.

Few things, in fact, are as packed with humanity as a recipe. Mixed and folded and baked into each one are their creators' backgrounds, stories, tastes and feelings.

People have their limitations, though. They can't read every mashed potato recipe on the internet before coming up with their own version. They can't analyze thousands of techniques in search of the best way to make a pie crust.

Machines can. Computer systems driven by artificial intelligence can compose tweets and blog posts, create art, even generate computer code. And now they're starting to write recipes.

From The New York Times
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