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Atwater Brewing uses artificial intelligence to create beer recipe

Detroit-based Atwater Brewing has created a beer from a recipe made by an artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot.

The 6.9% ABV brew, named Artificial Intelligence IPA, has been made with Centennial, Citra, Amarillo and Hüll Melon hops, and used AI to generate the quantities for the brewing kit.

Atwater’s president Katy McBrady told local press: “It’s cool for us, as a Detroit brewery, in a city that’s known for innovation, to develop something so interesting for our beer.”

Despite the advancement, McBrady revealed that people are still irreplaceable when it comes to creating great beer and explained: “There is no replica for our creative brewers and the human touch you need to brew craft beer.”

The idea began when Atwater’s quality assurance manager Joe Platt, was playing around with ChatGPT over a recent weekend and wondered what might happen if he asked it for a hand with a beer.

Platt said: “I asked it to write me an IPA recipe, and it gave me a homebrew-scale recipe. So I asked it to scale the recipe to 20 barrels to fit our brew system, which it was able to do.”

McBrady added: “We just accepted what the robots told us, which I’m sure is the beginning of a science fiction film.”

The Artificial Intelligence IPA is currently on tap at Atwater’s taprooms in Detroit, Gross Pointe Park and Grand Rapids while stocks last, but, McBrady has said that if drinkers enjoy it then the beer could be the first in a series of AI-developed beers from Atwater.

She added: “While most of our innovation is done by humans, not AI, this is the first step in where we aim to go as a brewery. It’s exciting to see innovation of this type coming from Atwater.

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