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The first and only conference dedicated to building the Internet of Food.
This year’s themes:
Collecting global generational food wisdom at scale.
Sustainability: Innovation: Discovery
Saturday, March 23 • 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Digitizing Flavour

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While image and sound have been digitized in near comnpleteness, digitization of taste and smell are still wanting. Electric noses and chip-based olfaction are able to capture and identify molecular signatures yet organoleptic patterns exist beyond food composition characterization. Flavor measurements vary widely depending on purpose, mood, enviroment, and individual variation. New AI based methods for sensory analysis of foods are being developed. This panel explores how these digitization efforts can be combined into a single model. Will there be agreement on a unified flavour model in the future?

Moderators
avatar for Jean-Xavier Guinard

Jean-Xavier Guinard

Professor and Sensory Scientist, UC Davis
Dr. Guinard is a sensory scientist and a consumer researcher. His research is focusing on the sensory properties of foods and beverages, how humans perceive them, and how they affect food choice and food intake and consumer behavior.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Silverman

Josh Silverman

CEO, Aromyx
Dr. Joshua Silverman serves as CEO for Aromyx, joining the company in 2018.  Dr. Silverman has 20 years of experience in new technology research, development and commercialization.  Dr. Silverman also serves as an advisor for a number of biotechnology companies and was formerly... Read More →
avatar for Tarini Naravane

Tarini Naravane

PhD Student, IC-FOODS UC Davis
Predicting flavour outcomes in recipe making (or food processing) is an ongoing effort. Ingredients never taste the same, people's taste preferences and expectations change.Sensory products like music and image are digitised - sounds and colours can be synthesized from basic elements... Read More →
avatar for John de la Parra

John de la Parra

Research Scientist, MIT Media Lab and Harvard University
Dr. John de la Parra is an ethnobotanist and plant chemist. He holds appointments as an Associate at Harvard University, within the Harvard University Herbaria, and as a Research Scientist at MIT, working as the Research Lead for the MIT Media Lab's Open Agriculture Initiative. He... Read More →
avatar for Jason Cohen

Jason Cohen

Founder & CEO, Analytical Flavor Systems, Inc.
Before starting Analytical Flavor Systems, Jason was the Founder and Executive Director of The Tea Institute at Penn State, which oversees 20+ researchers in 5 fields of study in traditional Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Tea. Jason did his research in Sensory Science and Data Mining... Read More →
avatar for Mario Ubiali

Mario Ubiali

Co-Founder and CEO, Thimus
Co-founder and current CEO of Thimus, a startup company devoted to applied neuroscience, with bases in California and Italy. I believe we can bring profound innovation to human behavior and well being. The future is not just in better understanding how the brain works, but to use... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
The Archery 498 Alabama St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
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