How tech companies and AI will transform cooking

How tech companies and AI will transform cooking

CES 2024 exhibits included a Keurig-like cocktail blender and a robotic barista whose movements are designed to mimic a human making a vanilla latte. (Photo: The Canadian Press)

Chef-like robots, AI-controlled appliances and other advanced kitchen gadgets promise that people will no longer have to cook – or prepare drinks – for themselves.

There was a lot of news in the world of food and drink at CES 2024, a multi-day trade event hosted by the Consumer Technology Association. Exhibits included a Keurig-like cocktail blender and a robotic barista whose movements are meant to mimic a human making a vanilla latte.

Here are some of the latest technologies that are changing the way meals are prepared, cooked and delivered:

One press is enough

Tech startup Chef AI unveils what it calls “a real fryer that works with just the touch of a finger.”

Unlike the deep fryer you might have on your kitchen counter right now, the Chef AI iteration of the popular appliance requires no setup changes. You simply put food in the fryer, press start, and it uses artificial intelligence to figure out the type of food it’s cooking, says company CEO Dean Khormaei.

He said the deep fryer would turn even the worst cooks into chefs.

The Chef AI device will be available in the United States in September for $250 ($).

Your personal bartender

What’s the secret to the perfect dirty martini? Don’t worry, Bartesian’s cocktail mixing equipment takes the guesswork out of bartending.

The latest iteration of the Bartesian, Prime, can hold up to four different types of spirits. It costs $369 and will be available later this year.

It involves using a small touch screen on the device to choose from 60 recipes, dropping a cocktail capsule into the machine and within seconds you have a premium cocktail on ice.

If you prefer homemade beer, the new automatic brewing machine from iGul allows you to make your own beer: lager, amber lager or wheat beer. It’s simply a matter of pouring the pre-mixed recipe into the machine’s keg, adding water and scanning the sticker that comes with the beer mix. In nine to 13 days, you will receive a gallon of homebrew.

A barista robot that moves like you

Artly Coffee’s robotic barista mimics the way a human behind the counter at their favorite coffee shop might prepare their usual order.

“What we’re really trying to do is preserve the craftsmanship of quality coffee,” said Alec Roig, a hardware designer at the Seattle-based tech startup, which now has 10 locations in the Pacific Northwest and New York.

Mr. Roig said the company’s resident barista, who is behind all of Artly’s coffee recipes, was connected to sensors that recorded his movements as he prepared each recipe, from filter coffee dispensing to milk froth and latte art. .

Rio Yamat, The Associated Press

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