Welcome to the fifth segment of Hebrew University Speaks, CFHU’s monthly video series featuring thought-provoking, informative and entertaining presentations by HU faculty.
Our previous segment with Prof. Daphna Golan showcased her efforts with Campus-Community Partnership, which creates opportunities for students to contribute to social change and act for social justice in Israel society.
This month’s segment is a look into the future of food, where digital technologies will allow for menu personalization with new flavours and combinations..
Digital Gastronomy: Cooking with Computers
Dr. Amit Zoran, a researcher of the human-computer interface at The Rachel and Selim Benin School of Computer Science and Engineering, with an emphasis on researching creativity and design, says feeding humanity in a sustainable way is humanity’s biggest challenge. His lab is finding solutions to make that happen in innovative ways.
Dr. Zoran sees a revolution that will include digital gastronomy: the integration of digital fabrication technologies into the kitchen to create new options and opportunities for chefs. Imagine a digital recipe for chicken soup that can be personalized just for your taste requirements and needs. The next step in our digital revolution could very well be digital gastronomy.