Saturday, October 15, 2016

The latest news from our robot overlords

screen-shot-2016-10-15-at-10-25-17-amIn yet another attempt to make humans obsolete, scientists at the University of South Australia have developed an electronic tongue they say can taste wine and tell you its age, the type of barrel in which it is aged, and its overall quality.

"We wanted to demonstrate the huge capabilities of electronic tongues as analytical tool for the analysis of wine samples,’ said Dr. Xavier Ceto Alseda, who ran the project with his colleagues at the university.

They have been testing the electronic tongue with help from INCAVI, the Catalan wine institute that who provided the wine samples, the necessary information about them and conducted the sensory analysis.

A story in Decanter magazine has all the details on the project.

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