Creating an interactive experience to showcase AI gastronomy

We created an interactive experience for the exhibition Banquet at La Cité des Sciences, in collaboration with chef Thierry Marx and culinary physician Raphael Haumont. This experiment allows the visitors to create a plate as well as a recipe using AI algorithms. First, the user selects a color, and a dish is generated using Generative Adversarial Networks. Then the user can select precisely the image of the one dish he wishes to create using a latent navigator. Finally, a recipe is created using another set of algorithms which can associate a recipe to an image. At the end of the experiment, the user can leave with his recipe and an image of his dish, so he can try it at home.

This experiment aims at demonstrating how algorithms can help chefs and apprentices around the world in boosting their creativity and inventiveness. It reverses the creative process as it starts with the visual to end up with the ingredients association.

This experiment is presented at La Cité des Sciences, Paris, from November 16th, 2021 until August 7th, 2022.