Am MIT optimieren sie die Wachstumsbedingungen für besseren Geschmack von Basilikum per Machine Learning und künstlicher Intelligenz und nennen das ganze „Flavor-Cyber-Agriculture“ wie so Bauern aus der Zukunft. Ich will auch maschinengelerntes Pesto haben und möchte gerne asap per customized Geschmacksalgorithmen optimierten Cyber-Basilikum in der Küche züchten wenn’s geht k thx.
MITTechnologyReview: Machine learning is making pesto even more delicious
Paper: Flavor-cyber-agriculture: Optimization of plant metabolites in an open-source control environment through surrogate modeling
The researchers behind the AI-optimized basil used machine learning to determine the growing conditions that would maximize the concentration of the volatile compounds responsible for basil’s flavor. The study appears in the journal PLOS One today.
The basil was grown in hydroponic units within modified shipping containers in Middleton, Massachusetts. Temperature, light, humidity, and other environmental factors inside the containers could be controlled automatically. The researchers tested the taste of the plants by looking for certain compounds using gas chromatography and mass spectrometry. And they fed the resulting data into machine-learning algorithms developed at MIT and a company called Cognizant.
The research showed, counterintuitively, that exposing plants to light 24 hours a day generated the best taste. The research group plans to study how the technology might improve the disease-fighting capabilities of plants as well as how different flora may respond to the effects of climate change.