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(AsiaOne)   You know how you've always taken comfort in the fact that 'beer taster' is the one job that can't be done by a robot? I've got some bad news for you   (news.asiaone.com) divider line 21
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2014-02-01 10:39:58 AM
Bender approves.
 
2014-02-01 10:40:00 AM
SHUT...DOWN...EVERYTHING
 
2014-02-01 10:40:16 AM
www.funcage.com
 
2014-02-01 10:40:24 AM
INTOXICATE, INTOXICATE!
 
2014-02-01 10:43:00 AM
Now we just need computers that can get intoxicated..

Like, maybe random swapping of opcodes that are sitting in memory.  That would make them a blast at parties.
 
2014-02-01 10:43:27 AM
Yeah, god forbid my fermented yeast product tastes slightly different from bottle to bottle.
 
2014-02-01 10:46:38 AM
capable of distinguishing between beer varieties and their alcohol content.

Yeah but it can't tell you if it tastes like shiat.

/unless it's a mead
//cause they all taste like shiat
 
2014-02-01 10:49:29 AM
All you guys who are worried about losing this job to a robot. You already lost it to women, who are better beer tasters. So these robots mean more sammiches, not less free beer.
 
2014-02-01 10:54:15 AM

abhorrent1: capable of distinguishing between beer varieties and their alcohol content.

Yeah but it can't tell you if it tastes like shiat.


Eh, with a reasonable training set, it should be able to give evaluations.  The problem is what different people like.  Newcastle is proof God wants me to be happy, but I don't particularly care for IPAs.  So the robot can't tell me "This tastes good", but it should be able to say "This is similar to Newcastle".
 
2014-02-01 10:56:12 AM
The "tongue" did not recognise drinks for which it had not been programmed.

That's some great reporting there, Lou.
 
2014-02-01 10:57:59 AM
Even your wife likes robots more than you.  It's over.
 
2014-02-01 11:23:43 AM
Just wait until they invent a robot that can steal.  Then even CEOs will find themselves replaced by robots.
 
2014-02-01 11:25:04 AM
give it some Carling's Black Label.  It's taste sensor will be ruined forever.
 
2014-02-01 11:32:44 AM
The American version is programmed to say "needs Moar hops!" regardless of how EXTREME!!! it already is.
 
2014-02-01 12:14:00 PM

Beerguy: [www.funcage.com image 500x282]


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2014-02-01 12:43:06 PM
Great, so now what are we gonna do with all these goddam drunken robots?
 
2014-02-01 01:14:39 PM

BumpInTheNight: INTOXICATE, INTOXICATE!


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2014-02-01 01:35:41 PM
The taster was made using 21 electrodes, each responsive to different chemical compounds such as ammonium, sodium, nitrate or chloride, according to researchers from the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
Exposed to beer, the electrode bundle yielded chemical data that could be analysed for patterns with which to identify the different brews.


In other words, it does what a spectrometer does, across a more limited range of possible compounds.
 
2014-02-01 04:24:01 PM
Yeah but if it's not going to drunk-dial my ex at the end of the evening, what's the point?
 
2014-02-01 10:45:10 PM
Old news and not very explanatory. Electronic noses and tongues have been around for a while. Cyranose put a ton of money into finding a use for them, and lost a fortune before Smith detection bought them out for pennies on the dollar. There is an electronic nose on the space station now, it can tell what type of wire is burning, if that were to happen. Thanks to me it can also tell if hydrazine is leaking.
 
2014-02-02 09:25:05 AM

palelizard: abhorrent1: capable of distinguishing between beer varieties and their alcohol content.

Yeah but it can't tell you if it tastes like shiat.

Eh, with a reasonable training set, it should be able to give evaluations.  The problem is what different people like.  Newcastle is proof God wants me to be happy, but I don't particularly care for IPAs.  So the robot can't tell me "This tastes good", but it should be able to say "This is similar to Newcastle".


Last two cases of Newcastle I got were skunked :(

Don't know if it's them or the local distributor, but I'm done.  Too bad...used to be good beer.
 
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