If, as I think many of you suspect, you have done your job through the past year by cooking every type of cookie, bread and cake under the sun, Google Surprising for you: AI-generated hybrid behavior, a pair of “breaky” and “kaki”.
These new items seem to have originated in a Performance of the company’s AutoML Tables tool, A codeless model generation system that has more spreadsheet automation than what is actually called “artificial intelligence”. But let’s not split hairs, otherwise we’ll never do the recipe.
In particular it was the work of Sarah Robinson, who was playing with these instruments Last spring, As someone interested in machine learning and baking was likely to start around the time when cabin fever first took hold.
What happened was she wanted to design a system that would look at a recipe and automatically tell you whether it was bread, cookie, or cake, and why – for example, a high butter and sugar content prejudiced it toward the cookie. While yeast is usually a dead giveaway for tha bread.
But of course, not every recipe is so straightforward, and the tool is not always 100% sure. Robinson began to wonder, what would a recipe look like that the system can’t fix?
She moved around with the material until she found a balance, allowing the machine learning system to produce a perfect 50/50 split between the cookie and the cake. Naturally, he created something – “Kaki”.
“it’s yummy. And it tastes strangely what I would think if I asked a machine to make a cake cookie hybrid, he wrote.
The other hybrid that he put together was “Breaky”, which you have definitely guessed is now half a roti, half a cookie. It ended up being a “fluffy cookies, almost close to the consistency of a muffin”. And in fact they appear topped muffins that have lost their bottles. But breakie sounds better than muffin tops (or “brookie,” obviously the original name).
These ingredients and proportions were invented or tried long ago, but it is certainly an interesting way to arrive at a new recipe using only the old ones.
The consonants below are completely notable, but have not been fully generated by the algorithm to be transparent. It only indicates the proportion of the ingredients, and does not include any flavors or features such as vanilla or chocolate chips, which both Robinson has added. The actual baking instructions also had to be excluded (AI doesn’t know what the temperature is, or pans). But if you need to do something to make it different from normal weekend treatments, you can probably do worse than one of these.