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robots.jpgThe New Yorker checks out the I.B.M. computer that generates recipes (apparently it's not based on Watson like the NYT reported). The unnamed machine is "an effort at 'computational creativity' that relies as much on software models of the psychology of taste perception as it does on a database of recipes. The goal of this computer isn't to retrieve what is already known but to discover something new." [New Yorker]