NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — In June, locals will have the chance to taste the first craft beer made by an artificial intelligence platform.
The AI Blonde Ale will be released on June 20 at a Launch Party at Nola Brewery, coinciding with CVPR, the world’s premier computer vision event.
Derek Lintern, a brewer at NOLA Brewing, said he’s excited to have a helping hand when it comes to making beer.
“It’s state-of-the-art technology with the traditional brewing methods, it’s quite unique and it’s a recipe I would normally never have done, but I really like the way it tastes, it’s very refreshing and very easy to make drinks. I’m really happy with it,” Lintern says.
The beer was an experiment between The Australian Institute for Machine Learning (AIML) and Barossa Valley Brewing (BVB), founded by D’Silva.
D’Silva said the idea all started with a beer.
“Yeah, that’s how it started, it started with a beer, I’m sure a lot of business ideas started with a beer, this started with a beer and ended up creating a beer and a company that is great,” said D’ Silva.
Technology makes it easier for brewers to produce their products.
“Every day about 10 million people rate beers, there are all these sites and they bring it out into the world to show people what they think of the beer. You do the exact same thing, there are 5 questions, you scan a QR code, answer 5 questions, you rate the beer and instead of it going to a website, someone might not read it. What happens is artificial intelligence picks that up and goes straight to the producer, the AI then takes all that data and manipulates a recipe and then gives it to the producer here, this is what the markets think,” D’Silva said.
Derek Lintern said the new technology is not intended to replace brewers, but to aid in the process.
The technology helps create the recipe, but the beer is still brewed manually.
The AI beer will be available in New Orleans for a limited time only.
D’Silva said he is excited to bring something new to a great city. “I’m so excited I can’t think of a better place to launch a beer,” D’Silva said.
He added: “I really want people to come here and taste the future.”
Anyone interested in attend the launch of the new beer can be purchased at NOLA Brewing on Monday 20 June from 4 pm to 10 pm.
They offer $100 discount tickets for all of their private tours.
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