NEC Robot thinks people taste like bacon in picture

As it turns out, the new NEC robot doesn’t actually taste wines, cheeses, and other foods. Instead, the Health and Food Advice Robot determines the chemical composition of wines and foods by using IR light from an “optical tongue” to determine a unique “spectral fingerprint” for each food. The articles note that the robot can only accurately identify a few dozen wines out of the thousands on the market. It also made a few interesting identifications during the demonstration: “Some of the mistakes it makes would get a human sommelier fired – or worse. When a reporter’s hand was placed against the robot’s taste sensor, it was identified as prosciutto. A cameraman was mistaken for bacon.”

Yeah i know, were screwed 🙂 The only word i can think at now its “Skynet” 🙂

NEC Robot thinks people taste like bacon: [Via]