Welcome to Adventures with AI, a column exploring what occurs when synthetic intelligence takes management of on a regular basis duties.

Consuming out is one in all my nice pleasures; cooking isn’t. 

Sadly, for the reason that onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, I’ve been doing lots of the latter and nearly not one of the former.

Making ready meals has turn out to be paricularly tedious throughout London’s newest lockdown. So like an sad couple in a sexless marriage, I’ve been making an attempt to spice issues up in my home life. Solely as an alternative of strapping on a gimp masks and a ball gag, I’ve been experimenting with AI.

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I first sought culinary inspiration from GPT-3, a textual content generator that’s destined to both Take Over The World or burn out in a blaze of bigotry and pseudophilosophy

The mannequin’s been skilled on a gobsmacking amount of information, together with all the English-language Wikipedia, two huge corpora of books, and a filtered model of the Frequent Crawl. With so many recipes now on-line, GPT-3 should have discovered its method across the kitchen. Proper?

I put my abdomen on the road to search out out.


Entry to GPT-3 stays prohibitively expensive for many, however the dietary boffins at Refluxgate kindly supplied me with a number of its recipes. 

For my starter, I whipped up a plate of honey and soy-glazed greens.

The mannequin instructed each ingredient you’d count on from such a dish — aside from greens.

Thank the Kitchen Gods it beneficial serving this monstrosity with rice: