Sony AI Launches Gastronomy Flagship Project with the Release of the “Chef Interview Series”, in collaboration with François Chartier

Dec 15, 2020

TOKYO, December 15, 2020 – SONY AI, an emerging leader in human-centric artificial intelligence established with the mission to unleash human imagination and creativity with AI, today announced the launch of its Gastronomy Flagship Project, together with the release of its “Chef Interview Series,” featuring online video interviews with 18 of the world’s top Michelin Stars chefs, sommeliers, and culinary professionals that explore their creative processes and how innovative technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics, can enhance creativity and technique now, during the times of the pandemic, and in the future. Introduced by François Chartier, renowned aromas expert and Special Advisor to Sony AI’s Gastronomy Project, the video series is one of the first initiatives from Sony AI, and one of three Gastronomy Flagship Project research and development initiatives announced today, along with an AI-powered recipe creation app – which Chartier collaborate on the creation and development – and a chef assisting cooking robot.

I am excited to be participating with Sony AI Gastronomy, as a Special Advisor, in one of the most innovative and thought-leading initiatives in the area of gastronomy”, said Chartier. And he added “Thank you Sony AI Tokyo team for including me in this mind blowing AI & Gastronomy project, directed by Hiroaki Kitano (CEO of SONY AI) et Michael Spranger (COO of SONY AI)”. 

Press release

Chef Interview Series Gastronomy Flagship Project